The discovery of a sickly puppy who had been tossed into a dumpster in Wells, Nev., led authorities to the discovery of dozens of dogs packed inside of a recreational vehicle, reported Monday's Associated Press.
The puppy was found inside of a dumpster behind the Flying J on Friday morning.
A responding deputy tracked down the puppy's owners, who stated that the puppy was discarded in the trash because they believed that he had died.
The owners of the puppy were traveling in an RV which had broken down; inside of the vehicle were 35 dogs, described as Chihuahua mixes, living in conditions which were described as "disgusting."
According to the Elko Daily Press, eight dogs, who appeared to be "unhealthy," were removed from the RV and taken to the Elko Animal Shelter.
The puppy who was tossed into the trash is still alive and being treated for the often deadly, Parvovirus.
Despite the filthy living conditions found inside of the RV, the dogs' owners were not cited for animal cruelty.
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