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Puppy rescued from recycling center: Close call with death on conveyor belt

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The puppy rescued from a recycling center would have died if workers at the recycling center would not have noticed that one of the trash bags on the conveyor belt was moving and rescued the puppy by stopping the machinery just in the nick of time, reported KTVU San Francisco on Dec. 22, 2013.

"We could tell the puppy was still moving and it was trying to crawl out of the bag itself," recounts ecology material handler Gregory Foster who helped rescue the puppy from its certain death. "Luckily we stopped the line in time before it actually fell off the belt into the pit."

The puppy that was rescued on Friday evening by workers at the Recology recycling plant in San Francisco is a 10-month-old Apricot Poodle mix that had been thrown into a garbage bag, tossed into a debris box along with wood, metal, sheetrock, and “really heavy, rugged stuff” and then dumped at the Recology center. San Francisco Animal Care and Control is looking for the puppy’s owner to find out how the puppy sustained bite wounds to its neck and why it landed in recycling trash.

Three days after the injured puppy was rescued by attentive recycling center workers, the five-pound puppy named Gem is recuperating at the animal control center. “Her wounds are healing, she is eating, and she is probably trying to forget her unbelievably close call with death.”

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