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Someone Put This Puppy in A Trash Bag and Threw Him In A Dumpster

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A puppy rescued from a dumpster earlier this week in Riverside is recovering, though officials feared the little guy wouldn't make it. The Rottweiler-hound mix was found inside a white trash bag that had been tossed in a dumpster at an apartment complex in the city of Riverside.Authorities were tipped off to the dumped puppy July 30, and when they found the dog, nicknamed "Pongo" by caregivers now tending to the poor pup, he was so weak and emaciated they feared he wouldn't pull through, according to the Riverside County Department of Animal Services.

The vet team treating Pongo said he did well after being given intravenous treatment with medications and fluids. Now the puppy is walking around and has typical puppy energy, though he remains under observation.

The dog could have met with an altogether different fate if someone hadn't made the 911 call; a few hours later the dumpster was emptied out into a trash truck.

Just a couple of years ago in Riverside County there was a high-profile case involving a former L.A. County Assistant Fire Chief who fatally beat his puppy. That man, Glynn Johnson, got jail time for his crime.

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On a happier note: If you'd like to adopt Pongo, get in touch with Officer John Welsh.