Authorities in Houston, Texas, are reaching out to the public for help with the identification of three men who threw a live dog into a dumpster, reported Thursday's KHOU News.
The cruel act, which took place on August 12, was captured on surveillance video near the dumpster which is located by the U-Haul store located at 8015 South Gessner in southwest Houston.
Under cover of darkness, the suspects picked up a black and white pit bull and threw him into the dumpster. The lid to the trash bin was closed to prevent the discarded dog from escaping.
Thankfully, the next day, alert employees heard the trapped dog barking and he was able to be rescued from the hot, filthy bin.
Following the dog's rescue, there was a surprisingly happy outcome to what could have ended horribly...the veterinary clinic who examined the dog the day after he was thrown away, found him a new home.
The South Gessner Pet Clinic took to Facebook with the dog's photos and story, and from there, a new guardian was discovered.
The men who threw this dog into the dumpster left the scene in a white or gray, four-door SUV.
Anyone with information on this disturbing incident is asked to contact: HPD Major Offenders Division at 713-308-3100 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
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