Woman Discovers Injured but Alive Bait Dog in Garbage Bag

A California woman found an injured dog inside a garbage bag. Thanks to her, the dog named Gladys is safe.

On November 25, 2014, Karen Herrera from Fontana, Calif., found a white and brown female dog inside a garbage bag tossed on the side of the road. The dog had endured abuse at the hands of her owner prior to getting discarded with the garbage. The dog’s body had multiple bite wounds and patches of missing fur, yet, she had somehow survived the unimaginable and patiently waited on the side of the road for a helping hand.

Photo Credit: Fontana Police/KTLA
Photo Credit: Fontana Police/KTLA

 

According to a news release from the Fontana Police Department, Herrera was on an early morning walk when she encountered the injured dog.

“She was there inside the bag. She was scared and cold,” said Herrera. “I patted her on the back of her spine and she started bleeding.”

The Good Samaritan contacted police and waited for officers to come get the injured dog.

The dog has been named Gladys, and authority rushed her to General Dog and Cat Hospital in San Bernardino where she was treated for her injuries. Veterinarians determined she suffers from mange and believe the bite wounds were inflicted because she was probably used as a bait dog while training other larger and stronger dogs fro dog fighting.

Authorities do not know who Gladys’s abusers are, but there is an open investigation and they hope to capture the dog’s abusers.

Photo Credit: Sunshine Haven Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation
Photo Credit: Sunshine Haven Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation

 

Glady’s is now recovering at Sunshine Haven Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation and her health has improved significantly. Her mange is clearing up, her bite wounds are healing and she is getting along well with the other dog’s at the center.

Gladys is expected to make a full recovery and once she is 100 percent healed she will be available for adoption.

For more information, visit Sunshine Haven Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation on Facebook.

362 thoughts on “Woman Discovers Injured but Alive Bait Dog in Garbage Bag

  1. I can not bear these stories………….I simply can bear it that people are so awful to innocent animals…..

  2. I can not bear these stories………….I simply can bear it that people are so awful to innocent animals…..

  3. for the people who don’t think dog fighting affects them, lots of dogs are stolen from yards, vehicles etc to be used as bait dogs to train fighting dogs. use your voice and make yourself heard!

  4. for the people who don’t think dog fighting affects them, lots of dogs are stolen from yards, vehicles etc to be used as bait dogs to train fighting dogs. use your voice and make yourself heard!

  5. Go Gladys you little trooper girl! Such a lovely face. May the savages who did this to you suffer the same fate x 1000. You’re so cute honey, glad you’re on the mend!xxx

  6. Go Gladys you little trooper girl! Such a lovely face. May the savages who did this to you suffer the same fate x 1000. You’re so cute honey, glad you’re on the mend!xxx

  7. I always think there might be an injured or dead animal inside whenever I see a garbage bag alongside the road. It makes me sick!

  8. I always think there might be an injured or dead animal inside whenever I see a garbage bag alongside the road. It makes me sick!

    1. The people who do these things should not be considered part of the human race. In fact, they should be hunted down and punished to the fullest extent of the law! Including large fines ($10,000) in addition to 3 years in solitary confinement, 3 years community service in an animal shelter helping abandoned and abused animals, pet ownership dissolved and anything else they can think of. These morons need to be taught a harsh lesson.

      1. people who abuse animals should never be allowed to have contact with animals… forcing abusers to work in shelters might allow them to take their frustrations out on dogs

      2. I agree. But actually people that harm animals many times go on to harm humans. I think the jail time should be longer and they should be mentally evaluated before being released back into public. Poor puppy. I am glad she got some great help and I hope she finds a wonderful forever home. All of my animals are prior strays or from shelters!

    2. I agree who heartedly. What was done to this precious dog should have the same thing done to them. That goes for all of the abused animals & children. It just breaks my heart. I go to sleep some nights wondering who & what is being abused.

  9. these low lives need to be prosecuted. We are not a backward third world country that have no respect for the lives of animals, children and women

  10. these low lives need to be prosecuted. We are not a backward third world country that have no respect for the lives of animals, children and women

  11. I live in Vermont but I would take her in a heart beat when she is ready. She needs a new and happy life after all she has been through. How can I follow up on her?

    1. @Joyce Travers – she’s at Sunshine Haven Animal Rescue. Check their FB page or they may have web page.

    2. Joyce I was thinking the same thing. I would love to show that dog a happy home and so much love and playing and never having to fear harm again. These stories break my heart and the monsters responsible do not deserve to walk this earth. They serve no purpose but to harm and no one needs that. You are a wonderful good hearted person and it’s always nice to see “good animal people” considering that so many of the animal stories are like this one.

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