In the summer, the heat in Arizona can be absolutely unbearable…imagine for a moment the heat inside of a metal dumpster. Not long ago, someone threw a badly injured puppy into a dumpster in Phoenix – leaving him for dead in the midst of scorching hot temperatures.
Rescuing the puppy
The four-month-old puppy, dubbed Tommy, was rescued from the dumpster by a good Samaritan who heard him crying. The pit bull pup was taken to Arizona Humane Society where it was determined that he has two broken legs, and a broken pelvis. According to the shelter, based on the type of injuries Tommy sustained, it is likely that his injuries were intentionally inflicted.
Tommy has undergone surgery for his injuries and he is recuperating in a foster home. Those who have met him describe a sweet puppy with a forgiving heart.
Reward for Tommy’s abuser
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever abused and threw away Tommy. The puppy was wrapped in a dark colored blanket wearing a plain collar with no tags. He was found in a dumpster located in the area of 19th Avenue and Bell Road at approximately 12 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call Silent Witness at 480-W-I-T-N-E-S-S, 480-948-6377, or 480-T-E-S-T-I-G-O for Spanish. People can also leave an anonymous tip at silentwitness.org.
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