Northeast Ohio sanitation worker discovers injured dog in dumpster

Northeast Ohio sanitation worker discovers injured dog in dumpster
Dog in dumpster (Source: Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Animal humane workers are hoping the public can help identify the person responsible for leaving an injured dog in a dumpster.

The Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County said the dog, now named Phoenix by humane workers, was found in the dumpster last week by a sanitation worker attempting to empty the canister on Beal Street in Warren.

Live dog found in dumpster in Warren. The Animal Welfare League is working closely with the Warren City Dog Warden to investigate a live dog found in a dumpster on Beal Street in Warren. The dog was found by the Sanitation Department while attempting to empty the dumpster. At this time we are looking for surveillance footage in the surrounding areas. We are confident that the dog would not be able to get into the dumpster on its own. If you recognize this dog, or have any information please call our Humane Department at 330-539-5300. The dog is currently safe in our care and not available for adoption at this time. We are a non-profit, donation based organization. If you can help support our work to help investigate cases like this please donate! We appreciate any support we can get to continue investigating animal abuse. EDIT 1/7/2021. This dog was immediately taken to a vet and determined to need quite a bit of care. The dog has wounds on all four limbs, head and neck area which are infected. It also needs xrays to determine if there are injuries to its back legs because It is not walking normally. There is also a busted K9 tooth that is split up into the gum line that will need extracted. Please consider donating to help with the investigation and care of this sweet dog. Thank you for your support!!

Posted by Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County on Thursday, January 7, 2021

The dog was recovered from the dumpster and taken to a veterinarian, who noted wounds on all four limbs, as well as infections on the head and neck area. A busted tooth that split into the gum line will also need to be extracted.

The Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County said a generous donor has agreed to cover 100% of Phoenix’s medical costs.

Phoenix (dog found in Warren dumpster) Update: Thank you so much for the outpouring of support and concern for Phoenix!...

Posted by Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County on Saturday, January 9, 2021

Anybody who can provide surveillance video from the area or recognize the dog is asked to call the Trumbull County humane department at 330-539-5300.

Phoenix is expected to be available for adoption once she recovers from her injuries.

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