From Trash to Treasure

BOAZ, AL – There’s good news concerning a dog that was found in a trash can. Authorities rescued the animal last week at a gas station in Albertville. The outpouring of support for the animal has been tremendous, and shelter officials expect this dachshund to be picked up Saturday.

The dog is now at the Second Chance Animal Shelter and has been since its rescue last Friday. Albertville police say their chief was actually the one who discovered the dog. It was found in a trash can at the car wash of the Chevron station which is located at the intersection of Rose Road and Highway 431.

It was initially taken to the vet to be checked out. “The vet gave the dog a once over. Didn’t seem to find any major health issues. I think, other than I think she said the dogs teeth need cleaning,” said Sgt. Jamie Smith of the Albertville Police Department.

Shelter manager Wanda McGee says a woman from Marshall County will be getting the dog this weekend.

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15 thoughts on “From Trash to Treasure

  1. I’m always amazed at how many people want a dog that has been abandoned and gets publicity. I wish they would realize how many dogs there are in a shelter who don’t get their stories publicized.

  2. So someone threw a doggy in the trash. I know it’s been done to human puppies, too, so nothing should really surprise one. I’m so glad that doggy is doing OK.

    wags, Lola

  3. I have no idea what would inspire a person to throw a living, breathing animal in to the garbage. I am so glad she was found and is getting a home.

  4. I have bad words for the one who put her there in the trash can…
    And good words for the one who is adopting her!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

  5. Whoa!!! That little fella was lucky!

    I got the feelin’, though, his new person’ll be the lucky one I tell ya what.

  6. People make me utterly sick sometimes! If you don’t want a dog, there’s no need to throw him in the dumpster like that! I’m glad there will be a happy ending for this poor dog.

    I once got a dog that a neighbor had found wandering alone on a highway in the middle of the winter. She would have died out there if she’d been out there much longer. If she hadn’t gotten hit by a car, she would’ve died from exposure for sure. She was extremely ill and in really bad condition but we took care of her and loved her until the very end.

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