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Puppy found in Lansing dumpster

Posted: 12:10 PM, Aug 12, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-12 16:10:33Z

The Ingham County Animal Shelter is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons who are responsible for leaving an 8-week-old puppy in a Lansing garbage dumpster.

The male puppy was found in a dumpster near Martin Luther King Blvd, just north of Jolly Rd., Lansing on Thursday, August 10th. A worker at an apartment community had been notified by a resident about the dog, and called animal control.

Officer Sarah Schertel found the puppy, and got it safely out of the dumpster.

“It was very hot inside the dumpster and the puppy was overheated,” said Officer Schertel. “He drank lots of water once he was at the shelter. He’s doing well now and so far health test are coming back with good results.”

The puppy is not available for adoption at this time because of the investigation, but the animal shelter reminds the public that there are a number of dogs waiting for new homes. The shelter currently has reduced their adoption fees due to overcrowding.

Please call the Ingham County Animal Shelter at 676-8370 or to report it anonymously you can leave the information at 676-8376