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Animal shelter worker arrested for allegedly abandoning dog in dumpster

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A Lindenhurst, N.Y., man has been arrested for felony animal cruelty following the discovery of a small dog who was allegedly abandoned in a trash bin, reported Saturday's Fox New York News.

On Friday, authorities arrested 30-year-old Michael Papini, an employee at the Town of Islip Animal Shelter, for allegedly throwing a female Lhasa apso, who was inside of a plastic bag, into a trash bin outside of gas station.

According to a press-release from the Suffolk County SPCA, Papini, who worked as a kennel attendant, is charged with Felony Aggravated Animal Cruelty, Animal Abandonment and other related charges.

Papini was arrested after security footage from the gas station was reviewed and clues led the authorities to him.

The dog who was abandoned in the dumpster is not yet two years of age. She is described by the SPCA as "very sweet and mellow," and she will eventually be placed up for adoption.

SPCA Chief Roy Gross said:

"How anybody could do something like this is unbelievable,

It's a miracle" the story ends well.

Continue reading: Man accused of savagely beating dog is arrested in New York

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