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This is possibly one of the worst and saddest stories I’ve seen in a long time. It’s always very disturbing to see animals treated badly, but unfortunately, it happens.

Authorities recently found a puppy in a trash can at a Michigan park. How heartless can people be? I’m glad authorities found the pup and rescued it, but that doesn’t make this story much better. I can’t wrap my head around the idea that someone would abandon their puppy this way.

The Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter are investigating after the puppy was found in a trash can at a Lansing park. According to authorities, the puppy was discovered last week in a trash can near Barnes Avenue. Investigators think the puppy was found in Quentin, Riverside or Moores parks.

“Do you recognize this cute face?” the Ingham County Animal Control and Shelter stated on their Facebook page. “This poor puppy was allegedly found in a park trash can near Barnes Avenue in Lansing on the afternoon of 05/11/2022. The exact park is unknown at this time, but investigators believe it may be Quentin Park, Riverside Park or Moores Park. If you have any information regarding this pup, please contact Sergeant Hanney at khanney@ingham.org.”

The investigation is ongoing. The shelter added, “If you are able to, please consider making a donation to our animal cruelty fund so that we may help even more animals who suffer cruelty like this pup,” attached to this link.

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