Puppy with broken legs found in dumpster

Officials are looking for the person who dumped an injured puppy in a north Phoenix dumpster earlier this month....

Posted: Aug 1, 2018 2:38 AM
Updated: Aug 1, 2018 2:38 AM

Officials are looking for the person who dumped an injured puppy in a north Phoenix dumpster earlier this month.

According to Arizona Humane Society, the 4-month-old pit bull puppy, now named Tommy, was discarded near 19th Avenue and Bell Road. He was wrapped in a dark-colored blanket and was wearing a plain collar without tags.

A Good Samaritan found the puppy around noon on July 11th and alerted authorities.

The humane society's trauma hospital found that Tommy had two broken back legs. He has since had surgery and is recovering in a foster home with the team's lead veterinarian. He is expected to remain in recovery for several more weeks.

Despite his injuries, Tommy is said to have "the sweetest disposition" and loves to be a lap dog.

Article Comments

Mason City
Overcast
70° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 70°
Albert Lea
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 70°
Austin
Scattered Clouds
72° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 72°
Charles City
Clear
72° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 72°
Rochester
Clear
73° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 73°
Tracking some clouds today, gone tomorrow
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Mayor Norton introduces Mornings with the Mayor

Image

Eyota looks for input on selling senior center

Image

Tattoo Warning

Image

Religious leaders meet in Rochester

Image

Sara's Wednesday's Forecast

${article.thumbnail.title}

StormTeam 3: Calm, cool, and quiet for the rest of the week

Image

downtown district

Image

CTL: Garner-Hayfield-Ventura

Image

CTK: Mayo Spartans

Image

CTK: Lourdes Eagles

Community Events