"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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  • by Lab Guy Location: Mesa on Aug 20, 2009 at 07:57 PM
    God pity the poor fool that I come across dumping animals in the dumpster or using them to fight.
  • by B.K. Location: Grand Junction on Aug 19, 2009 at 10:57 AM
    True animal lovers spay and neuter. It only takes some basic awareness to know that there are far too many animals in need of safe, loving, life-long homes and far too few people who understand the comitment required to give their pet a good life. Until every pet has a good home for life, breeders will hold the same social status as drug dealers.
  • by pit lover 101 Location: Grand Junction on Aug 18, 2009 at 08:03 PM
    The people behind this, (D.D) I would love to meet you!!!!! I am very much a supporter of Pit Bulls, I even have had breedings and love the breed!!! I can't stand breeders and money hungery fools, like you who take a wonderful animal like the PIT BULL and treat them like this! How dare you! You treat them like a $$ sign, yet get upset when they want to ban them and you, your self are motivation for the ban! If you are going to breed, DO YOU RESEREACH! Do DNA make sure there are no health problems in the genes. Realize that if you breed there is money you need to have a side for health problems! STOP using a wonderful breed just for money!
  • by Deb Location: Grand Junction on Aug 18, 2009 at 07:35 PM
    I vote we find the owner, put him or her in a plastic bag and throw them in a dumpster - in the middle of the desert.
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