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Instead Of Taking Their Injured Dog To A Vet For Treatment, She Was Thrown Into A Trashcan

A passer-by heard some strange noises coming from a trashcan only to find a seriously injured dog clinging onto life.

On October the thrid a passerby was walking past a trashcan in North Philadelphia when from within they could hear some strange noises. After taking a closer look inside the passer-by sees a seriously injured dog barely hanging onto life.

The little Yorkshire terrier was found beneath a layer of trash, the person who found immediately contacted the Philadelphia Animal Care and Control Team.

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Little Pringles was rescued and taken to Pennsylvania SPCA for emergency treatment, listed as critical her battle for survival continued.

Making a statement the Pennsylvania SPCA said, “Our Shelter Hospital team is doing everything in their power to save the life of Pringles, who is in a very delicate state,” said Nicole Wilson Director of Humane Law Enforcement & Operations at the Pennsylvania SPCA. “This dog had sustained serious injuries and instead of seeking help someone threw her away like she was a piece of trash. Thanks to a Good Samaritan who alerted authorities, we hope to give Pringles a second chance at the life she deserves.”

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A fundraising campaign on Facebook garnered more than $3,000 for Pringle’s care in only four days. After which the SPCA had to release the bad news that the brave little senior dog had succumbed to her injuries.

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share the news that our sweet Pringles passed away yesterday. While we are all shattered by this, we hope that we can all find comfort in the fact that she did not die in a trash can scared and alone, but instead was surrounded by love, the best medical treatment available, and the support of so many in the city of Philadelphia and far beyond,” the statement read.

Photo Courtesy of Pennsylvania SPCA

“While Pringles is no longer with us, our fight to find justice for her continues. Pringles was discarded like a piece of trash but fought to be found despite her injuries. In the short time that we knew her, she captured the hearts of many and her fighting spirit encouraged us all that perhaps a miracle was possible and she would recover. That was not to be, and while today we mourn, we will keep fighting – for Pringles,” the statement concluded.

The Pennsylvania SPCA said that their Humane Law Enforcement team has identified Pringles’ owners and are investigating how Pringles ended up so severely injured and in a trashcan.

The investigation into this case is ongoing, and charges are pending.

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No longer wanted they took their dog outside and chained her up in a blizzard!

SHARE Pringle’s sad story with all your dog-loving friends, let’s hope appropriate justice is served.


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