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Four-month-old injured puppy found in trash: Needs rescue from busy shelter

Bandit is only a puppy. He was rescued from a trash can. We don't want him to die in a shelter.
Bandit is only a puppy. He was rescued from a trash can. We don't want him to die in a shelter.
Orange County Animal Services

Weighing no more than 11-pounds, a four-month-old black Labrador retriever puppy was rescued from a trash can on August 28 and now lies injured at the Orange County Animal Shelter in Orlando, Florida.

According to Animal Services NetPets, the shelter has named the little guy Bandit, and he is currently being held in isolation because of his injuries. Following are notes about the puppy's medical condition indicating puncture wounds found on his left front and right rear leg:

"The records state that radiographs showed transverse fracture of the lateral humeral condyle on the left front, and transverse fracture of the mid-diaphysis tibia/fibula on the right rear. Since no images were available radiographs were retaken today. They showed complete transverse to oblique fracture of the tibia/fibula with associated soft..."

Volunteers and animal advocates are sharing Bandit's story and hoping a qualified rescue organization will step up to help this puppy. When inquiring about this puppy, please reference A299534 Room#WD116. (Please note Bandit's "exit" date, according to volunteers is being listed as September 5, which differs from the NetPets listing of September 8. Please verify with the Orange County Animal Shelter.)

Bandit can only be released to an approved rescue organization because of the seriousness of his injuries. Please call 407-836-3111 for further information.

The Orange County Animal Shelter is located at 2769 Conroy Road in Orlando, Florida.

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