Dog in recovery after being found in Plantation apartment complex dumpster – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports

PLANTATION, FL. (WSVN) – An emaciated dog is on the road to recovery after being found locked in a crate that was placed in a dumpster.

The dog was found at the Spectra Apartments complex at 4540 NW 10th Place on Tuesday afternoon.

A photo taken inside the crate captured the frail dog with a water bowl which was added later.

The dog, since named Mushu, was taken to Mutty Paws Rescue in West Palm Beach.

“The photo of him was just heartbreaking. We thought he was actually deceased in the photo,” said Ashley Miller of Mutty Paws Rescue.

People with Muddy Paws took Mushu to Lantana-Atlantis Animal Hospital in Lake Worth, where he is being treated by Dr. Evan Kadish.

“I doubt he would have survived another 12 hours,” Kadish said. “He was definitely one of the worst cases of animal neglect and cruelty I’ve seen.”

Those who found the small black male pit bull with white markings said the animal could barely raise its head to drink.

“He is very, very thin. He is emaciated. You can see it’s his ribs showing,” Kadish said. “He hasn’t eaten for a long time; he is absolutely starving.

The transporter had been covered in rubbish and could not be seen, but luckily someone heard the dog.

Calls were made to Plantation police and Broward County Animal Care around 12:15 p.m. Tuesday.

“It was found in an airline that contained garbage bags that were mostly dog ​​feces,” Miller said. “He was pushed all the way to the bottom of the dumpster.”

It is unknown how long Mushu was in the dumpster.

“The answer is the same every time: ‘How could anyone? It’s a living, breathing animal,” Miller said. “Sadly, we have to clean up the mess of people who commit heinous acts like this.”

Kadish said Mushu was near death when he was brought in.

“Yesterday he was so dehydrated that he couldn’t walk, he couldn’t stand. He was practically in a coma,” Kadish said.

The apartment complex’s management told 7News that police spent Tuesday looking at the surveillance video.

The neighbors are disgusted by this cruel act.

“For me, I just believe it’s very inhumane, I believe respect is due to everyone, including animals, so to see this situation, it’s really disheartening, and I hope the dog fine,” a neighbor said.

As for Mushu, he has since been able to stand and walk, and he seems to welcome the attention.

Kadish said the dog should make a full recovery within weeks.

“As you can see, he’s really friendly and a very adorable dog,” he said. “He has a bright future ahead of him. We will make sure he finds a good home. Between Lantana-Atlantis Hospital and Mutty Paws, we’re going to make sure of that 100%. »

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Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Plantation Police Department at 954-797-2100 or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477)

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