Dog found in Warren dumpster alive, investigators looking for suspects

Warren City Environmental Services employees found the dog anxious and visibly injured Thursday morning

by: Nadine Grimley

Posted: Jan 8, 2021 / 5:30 PM EST
Updated: Jan 11, 2021 / 11:07 am EST

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – A dog that was thrown away like a piece of trash in a dumpster was found alive. Humane agents say there is no way the animal got there on its own.

Warren City Environmental Services employees found the dog anxious and visibly injured Thursday morning.

The discovery was made when they went to the Beal Street Apartments to empty the trash.

“It is very worrying that someone would do that. All they had to do was pick up the phone, call myself, call the Trumbull County Dog Pound, call the Welfare League, someone would have been more than happy to take the dog away, ”said John Onatz, Warren Animal Control Officer.

Animal Welfare League employees believe the dog is about a year old. They are still working on their medical exams but say she is underweight, not walking normally, and has both new and healing cuts.

“This dog doesn’t seem to have had a great life,” said Lori Shandor, spokeswoman for the Animal Welfare League.

Humane agents are now trying to find out what happened and who is responsible for throwing it in the dumpster.

“We would like to find out who did this and, depending on the situation and if possible, prosecute in full,” Shandor said.

Investigators are asking people who may know something to come forward so they can get to the bottom of what happened to this dog.

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