Puppy Left To Die In Dumpster Saved In More Than 1 Way


UPDATED: Friday November 30, 2012 11:15 PM

A puppy found left to die in a Dumpster was rescued in more than one way.

Thanks to donors who opened their hearts and their wallets, Oscar is on the mend.

It is hard to tell that the puppy was left with injuries too severe to climb from the Dumpster.

“He was in a little lump,” said Vincent Morton, a veterinarian with Franklin County Animal Care and Control.

Oscar suffered fractures to his front and back legs – old and new injuries, according to Morton.

The puppy struggled to even stand, but thanks to his spirit and those at the Franklin County Dog Shelter, he is on the mend.

Oscar was chosen by a non-profit group called Friends Of The Shelter, which will pay for the surgeries to fix Oscar’s damaged limbs.

“Now that he has been chosen, they will hopefully be repaired,” said Morton.

Friends of the Shelter stepped in to help Oscar after the dog shelter’s three-day holding period ended and Oscar’s owner did not come forward.

Morton said that Oscar likely would have been euthanized if the group had not stepped in.

The non-profit group helps pay for sick, injured and neglected dogs through donations.

On average, the organization helps 350 dogs each year.

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