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Puppy with broken legs found in north Phoenix dumpster

Posted at 10:59 AM, Jul 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-31 16:54:40-04

Officials are looking for the person who dumped an injured puppy in a north Phoenix dumpster earlier this month. 

According to Arizona Humane Society, the 4-month-old pit bull puppy, now named Tommy, was discarded near 19th Avenue and Bell Road. He was wrapped in a dark-colored blanket and was wearing a plain collar without tags. 

A good Samaritan found the puppy around noon on July 11 and alerted authorities. 

The humane society's trauma hospital found that Tommy had two broken back legs. He has since had surgery and is recovering in a foster home with the team's lead veterinarian. He is expected to remain in recovery for several more weeks.

Despite his injuries, Tommy is said to have "the sweetest disposition" and loves to be a lap dog. 

If you have any information on what happened to Tommy or who may have placed him in the dumpster, call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. Anyone with information can remain anonymous, and a reward of up to $1,000 is offered for helpful tips.