Officials located a puppy in a dumpster in Surprise on Thursday.
Surprise police said the department’s Animal Care and Control Unit responded to a call about a puppy in a plastic bag inside of a dumpster near Litchfield and Greenway roads.
According to police, the puppy was in a state of neglect when found and was transported for treatment.
The Arizona Humane Society says the puppy is now being treated for strangles, an autoimmune disease that affects the skin. Medication can resolve the condition.
For now, the puppy is being placed in a foster home for several weeks to continue recovering.
If you have any information about this incident, call Surprise police at 623-222-8477. Please reference incident number 180102249 when calling.