Sad Stray Dog Discovered Living Inside A Trash Can

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We heard countless stories of pets abandoned by their owners and left to fend for themselves. Sadly, the numbers of dogs and cats rescued or surrendered to the shelter are increasing each year – they are cruelly discarded like garbage, just like the story of this poor stray dog who was found scared and alone inside a trash can.

Volunteers from Birmingham Dogs Home in England were notified about the abandoned dog on Friday by an employee at the city park where he’d been found. The poor dog clearly needed a lot of help and it’s unclear if someone had placed the dog inside the trash can, or if he had taken refuge there himself during the cold winter night.

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“Our hearts sunk when we saw it, his eyes peering out the top,” a spokesperson for the rescue group said during an interview with The Dodo. “It’s enough to make anyone’s heart break.”

Luckily, the pup was discovered by kind-hearted people who immediately contacted the dog rescue group and his life was going to change for the better at that very moment.

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The rescuers were unable to identify his owner and no one really knows for certain where the 18-month-old stray dog came from. The pup may have probably been living as a stray since he wasn’t microchipped, which could have easily tracked his owner down.

However, volunteers from the shelter are positive that the dog’s future is going to be fine, now that he has been rescued.

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“He is getting all the love and attention that he needs whilst in our care,” Birmingham Dogs Home said. “He is now enjoying under-floor heating rather than a dustbin at a local park.”

It’s only been a few days since the stray dog was rescued from that pile of trash, but his spirits are already soaring now that he’s among people who know what he’s worth.

According to the rescuers, people from all over the world have shown their support on social media, hoping that the dog will find a forever home.

The poor dog is safe now…

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“Our gorgeous boy known as the ‘Pup in the bin’ deserves a name. We have been overwhelmed with your support that we thought you could all help!”

The former stray dog loves to be around people and even the wintry outdoors feels like a pleasant place to run and play — now that he’s surrounded by the warmth of love.

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“Here is our little soldier enjoying the snow today. It was quite chilly so we didn’t keep him out too long without a coat on. Quite a change from where he was on Friday.”

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H/T: The Dodo


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