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Small dog found dumped in the trash

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Reported by Max Winitz - bio|email
Posted by Debra Worley - email
Writing contributed by WECT Intern Michelle Peck

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A 7-pound yorkshire terrier lived a long 13-15-year life before someone bound and threw him into a dumpster, leaving him for dead.

Tails U Win Dog Rescue of Oak Island has raised a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons who threw the small dog into a dumpster at the Ocean Crest Pier on Oak Island.

Sunday, June 14, an employee from the Ocean Crest Pier heard animal noises coming from a dumpster and then called animal control. 

A small dog, was found in the dumpster rolled up into a lawn chaise cushion inside a clear plastic beach bag in a head-down position.

The Yorkie was given the name "PD" after the Oak Island Police Officers who tried to save him.

Police, emergency personnel and animal control immediatly administered medical care for heat storke and dehydration. However, the physical ditress caused seizurzes and brain damage to PD, forcing officials to euthanize him Monday morning.

"We have lost sleep," said Betty Wallace of Tails U Win.  "The officers that had to clean him up and tried to treat him, the animal control officer and myself. You cry for nights afterward because we don't know how long he was in there. We know he suffered."

PD's physical features included:

  • overgrown toenails
  • extremely matted hair
  • severe flea investation
  • both eyes blind

Workers emptied the dumpster the previous morning and no one witnessed any activity during the day. Investigators therefore believe the Yorkie was placed in the dumpster overnight.

Anyone with information on this situation is asked to call the Oak Island Police Department at 910-278-5595 and ask for Sergeant Charlie Blalock or Sergeant Loren Lewis.

If you would like to help contribute to the reward fund, you can doante through Pay Pal to tailsuwin@bellsouth.net.


Mail a check made payable to:
"Tails U Win Dog Rescue"
133 NE 37th Street
Oak Island, NC  28465

**please make a note on the check it is for the PD Reward Fund

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