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Puppy Beaten Against Pole, Abandoned in Garbage Bag on Street

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It's hard to fathom, but someone allegedly put a 3-month-old puppy in a plastic garbage bag and beat her against a pole on a street in LA's Miracle Mile area, according to KNX1070.

Witnesses report seeing a "tall, white man" get out of a vehicle and "hitting the bag against the light post," yesterday morning at around 9, reads a note posted on Facebook. When some local kids scared him off, the suspect abandoned the bag and fled the scene. The dog, a pit bull, was rescued by Animal Control, and has since been re-named Hope.

She has "a lot of bruises, is severely malnourished and weak, and had obviously been abused and neglected. But she didn't suffer any major injuries in Friday's attack, and she's now wagging her tail a lot and clearly appreciating all the attention she's suddenly getting."

While police are searching for the man who abused the dog, the officer who found Hope has plans to adopt her once she's recovered.