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Pug dumped in Valley trash bin finds new home

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control said the pug puppy was adopted shortly after the animal was found in a trash bin.

MARICOPA COUNTY, Ariz. — A young pug found in a trash can outside of a Valley animal shelter has been adopted by a new family.

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control said the animal was found Thursday morning in a trash bin located outside of the agency's West Valley shelter.

An MCACC employee allegedly observed someone placing an object into the trash bin and attempted to make contact with the individual.

After the person drove away, the employee realized a pug puppy had been put in the bin. The dog has been eating well and was adopted not long after MCACC first published the story.

MCACC said the Valley has many services for surrendering an animal and that there's no reason to place a pet inside a trash bin.

Info on these resources can be found here.

This morning, an MCACC West shelter employee noticed an individual place something in a trash bin outside the shelter....

Posted by Maricopa County Animal Care & Control on Thursday, March 2, 2023

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