Severely injured puppy found in San Francisco dump

Workers at a trash and recyclables-sorting facility in San Francisco found a poodle mix in a trash bag among other discarded material Friday evening, December 20, 2013 -- just in time, because it was about to drop into a pile bound for a landfill, CNN affiliate KTVU reported. (San Francisco Animal Care and Control)
San Francisco Puppy Saved from Trash (San Francisco Animal Care and Control)
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Updated: 12/23/2013 11:59 am

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A puppy has been found severely injured at the city dump in San Francisco.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the 10-week-old Poodle was found Saturday on a recycling conveyor belt with bite marks on her neck, lameness in her hind legs and discharge from her ears. Animal control official Le Ellis Brown say the dog is expected to survive, and added that she has been named Gem "because she's like a diamond in the rough."

Investigators are working with trash collectors to determine what part of the city she may have come from. They believe she was unloaded from a collection truck at the dump and went down a conveyer belt carrying recyclables.

They're urging anyone with information to come forward.

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tryng2servive - 12/23/2013 11:16 AM
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Just when I thought I couldn't hate cruel people any more than I already do..I pray to God this abusive sicko is caught..but I'm sure they will have gotten by with it..SO sad! I'm hoping for a very speedy recovery and a loving family to adopt this poor puppy...

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