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Off the Leash Off the Leash

Man saves puppy from garbage

Sanitation worker finds pup in trash.

By Vetstreet Feb 20, 2013 3:23PM

Michael Upchurch, a garbage worker in Indiana, was emptying a trash can last week when he heard a noise coming from one of the bags. Inside, he discovered a 6-week-old puppy.

Photo: New York Daily News / Garby the puppy was saved from a trashcan by a sanitation worker."This ol' doggy here was hollering, ‘Save me,’ I guess, in dog talk. He was frozen stiff,” said Upchurch.

He took the puppy to his truck and turned on the heat “full blast” to warm the little guy up. Police say the dog’s original owner could face animal cruelty charges.

But in the meantime, there’s a happy ending for the puppy: he has a new home with Upchurch and his wife, and a new name — Garby.

— Read it at the New York Daily News

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Photo: New York Daily News / Garby the puppy was saved from a trashcan by a sanitation worker.

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