Published: Friday, September 08, 2017 @ 5:46 PM
By: Joy Johnston, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
DETROIT — A dog in Michigan was rescued just in time after she was found Friday in a dumpster on its way to a landfill.
The dog, a mixed-breed female, tumbled out with the trash when a roll-off dumpster was emptied at a Detroit transfer station, WXYZ reported. The garbage was headed to the landfill.
Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue was called and took the dog to a veterinarian to be examined. The dog, named Parlay by her rescuers, did not appear to be injured from her harrowing dumpster journey. She also is heartworm negative and is not pregnant, though rescuer Theresa Sumpter told WXYZ that she thinks Parlay may have given birth recently.
Sumpter said she frequently sees dogs being abandoned after giving birth. She said the person who placed Parlay in the dumpster was, "really an idiot, truly a moron."
Parlay exhibits sweet and gentle behavior. She can be seen receiving a bath in a video posted on the Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue Facebook page. Parlay will spend time in a foster home until she is medically cleared, and then will be available for adoption.