PLANTATION, Fla. – An emaciated puppy was found Tuesday afternoon inside a dumpster in Plantation, authorities said.
The pit bull puppy was discovered around 12:15 p.m. inside a crate that was placed in a dumpster at the Spectra Apartments complex at 4540 NW 10th Place.
According to police, the dog is a small, black male pit bull with white spots.
The dog was transported to Mutty Paws Rescue in West Palm Beach, where he is being cared for.
“The picture that I saw looked like dead dog,” said Ashley Miller with Mutty Paws Rescue. “He was lethargic, not moving.”
Rescuers have named him Mooshoo.
They believe he is about a year or two old.
“He was dehydrated, he couldn’t stand he was so weak. Unfortunately, he also has pancreatitis,” said Dr. Evan Kadish, the veterinarian treating MooShoo. “We are continuing with fluids and we gave him a bath and we’re treating him for the pancreatitis. He’s doing a lot better.”
Anyone with information about who abandoned the puppy is asked to call the Plantation Police Department at 954-797-2100. Anonymous tips can be made by calling Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477).
“If you see something, say something,” Miller said. “Chances are the person who did this, if they did it once they could do it again.”