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Puppy rescued from recycling center: 10-month-old puppy found in bag

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A puppy rescued from a recycling center in San Francisco is doing well after being found in a trash bag. On Dec. 24, MSN reported that a 10-month-old poodle mix was found just before the bag she was in plummeted into "the pit" where she likely would have died. The little girl (who happens to be the most adorable little thing ever) had "animal bites" around her neck when she was found -- but she is being treated and she's expected to make a full recovery.

"We could tell the puppy was still moving and it was trying to crawl out of the bag itself. Luckily we stopped the line in time before it actually fell off the belt into the pit," said Recology material handler Gregory Foster (via MSN).

The puppy rescued from the recycling center may have been "thrown away" by her owner. There is an investigation ongoing and San Francisco Animal Care and Control is trying to figure out how this precious little pup ended up at the recycling center. The little girl has been named "Gem," an appropriate name for the "Gem" that was found amongst the piles of recyclables.

"She's a precious little gem that ended up in a trash can," said animal control officer Capt. Lee Ellis Brown. If the workers didn't notice the bag moving, this precious little pup might not be in the news today.

If the puppy rescued from the recycling center isn't claimed by anyone, she will be put up for adoption when she's well enough. Hopefully she finds a forever home.

© Effie Orfanides 2013

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