UPDATE: Dog found in garbage truck expected to make a full recovery

Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 1:21 PM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - UPDATE: The dog found in a garbage truck Monday is expected to make a full recovery.

“I can say the dog is doing very well. She’s going to make a full recovery, no problem. She’s doing great. We’re going to get her into a foster home very quickly so that she can continue to recover,” said Heidi Williams, director of the Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter.

The dog was found in the truck Monday around 6 a.m. as it was being unloaded. It is unclear how long the dog was in the garbage truck, and she had reportedly sustained life-threatening injuries.

The dog was then taken to an emergency vet clinic to treat her injuries.

“Officers are looking in to whether or not there was a criminal act here. It’s really too early to say, but we’re doing everything we can to investigate what happened to this dog,” said Williams.

The CAHS says the route taken by the truck was from commercial-grade dumpsters.

Ingham County Animal Shelter is now investigating the case and the dog will remain under protective custody until the incident is fully investigated. The CAHS says she is not up for adoption and may not be for some time.

The Granger employee who found the dog is getting a lot of attention on social media.

“He’s very appreciative of all the acknowledgement that he’s been getting,” said Charles Hauser, community relations manager with Granger. “He’s very kind of overwhelmed and just happy that the dog is safe. This was his number one concern was getting the dog and making sure he got to where it could be taken care of.”

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