"It's Terrible!": Puppies Left for Dead

By: Joe Gagnon Email
By: Joe Gagnon Email

There is a new puppy frolicing around the Roice-Hurst Humane Society, and it's the one-month old pitbull D.
She also happens to get the royal treatment from Roice-Hurst supervisor Paul David Tomlinson.
"I think she's just happy to be alive." Tomlinson says.
So, why do they call her D.D.?
It stands for "Dumpster Diver."
Last July, it was a dumpster behind the Redland's Albertsons supermarket where Janice Jackson heard something she says, "Was crying like you couldn't believe."
When she looked inside, "I saw this little face smashed against a plastic bag."
The face was a 10-day-old D.D., she was missing one of her paws, another paw was infected and she was severely dehydrated.
She was found stuffed in that plastic bag with her brother, who was already dead.
Thanks to the quick work of Jackson and three Albertson's employees who hopped in the save her, Tomlinson says D.D. would have died a torturous death.
The young putbull's story isn't rare, Tomlinson says, "A lot of people are breeding these animals to make extra money, but getting rid of them like they do, they actually cost society more money, or in this case a little animal like this, their lives."
D.D. has every reason to be dead like her brother, but thanks to Janice, and the care of Roice-Hurst, D.D. is as healthy as ever.


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