Dog Found in Trash in Southeast

Trooper's face was swollen and bloodied.
Trooper's face was swollen and bloodied. (Courtesy of Washington Humane Society)
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009; 8:35 AM

An injured dog with a trash bag fastened around its body by duct tape was found last week in a trash receptacle in Southeast Washington, the Washington Humane Society said. On Friday, a woman spotted the dog's head protruding from the bag and called the society.

A Humane Society officer cut off the bag and took the dog to a veterinary hospital. A society spokeswoman said the dog might have been discarded after defeat in an illegal dog fight.

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