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Dog found after cleaning a dumpster at city's incinerator

Posted at 11:19 AM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 06:33:42-04

BALTIMORE (WMAR) — A dog was rescued after an employee found it coming out of a dumpster on Monday morning.

On Monday morning, Baltimore City Animal Control responded to a call from the city’s trash incinerator facility. A dog had been found on the main dumping floor after the dumpster was being emptied.

Donut, as he has been named, wasn’t initially noticed among the huge piles of trash. It was only when the front-end loader operator saw the dog move that he stopped his machine and jumped into the trash to rescue him. The operator found that Donut was alive but unable to get up. He quickly pulled Donut out and to safety.

Veterinarians say Donut had injuries both consistent with his fall from the dumpster as well as wounds believed to have happened before Monday morning (mainly bite wounds). The dog has multiple cuts and puncture wounds, and he is suffering from severe injuries to his front legs. Donut remains under emergency care and will likely need surgery for one or both of his legs.

In addition to the donations that BARCS is currently collecting, Wheelabrator Baltimore, the private contractor that owns the facility that Donut was found in, has also agreed to donate $2,500 to assist with the dog's care.


Baltimore City Animal Control is asking you to please call the Animal Abuse Unit at 443-681-0101if you have any information.