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Injured puppy discovered on San Francisco dump conveyor belt

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Animal control officials are searching for answers following the discovery of an injured puppy who was found on a conveyor belt at the city dump in San Francisco, Calif., reported Sunday's San Francisco Gate.

The puppy, dubbed "Gem," was discovered on Saturday.

Gem has multiple injuries on her neck which appear to be bite wounds and her rear legs appear to be "lame."

On Sunday, Animal Care and Control of San Francisco turned to social media to help solve the mystery of Gem's appearance on the dump's conveyor belt; they stated on Facebook:

We're trying to figure out how this young poodle pup ended up on the sorting conveyer belt at the SF dump. She's injured, but doing well. If anyone has information about how she got there, call SFACC at 415-554-6364.

Gem, a 10-week-old apricot poodle, is believed to have unknowingly been transported to the dump inside of a garbage truck - exactly how she came to be inside of that truck is the burning question.

Animal Care and Control has addressed the inquiries of those people who believe that Gem was intentionally thrown away; they stated:

Our agency is not certain that what happened to the pup is abuse or neglect. Her wounds appear to be animal bites - and she may have ended up in a recycling bin on her own. We're hoping that we get some info that will shed light on the situation.

Anyone with information about this puppy is asked to call: 415-554-6364

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