Caged puppy found in trash bin

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A puppy was found in a cage in a trash bin and authorities have asked for the public’s help to find the person responsible.

It was March 20 when a garbage truck driver found the puppy in a crate inside a trash bin in the 200 block of East Masterson Avenue. Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control was called in.

A veterinarian examined the puppy and found it had suffered “multiple traumas” in its short life. As a result, the puppy is now blind. Animal Care & Control is calling the puppy Barry.

Barry is the second puppy found in the garbage, in a little over a year, in Allen County. Animal Care & Control Officials say they are thankful for trash collectors that have saved puppies they have found.

“Who knows what would have happened if he was picked up and put in the compacter, it’s hard to even think about what could happen.” Holly Pasquinelli said.

The puppy is now recovering in a home through the shelter’s foster program. The puppy is available for adoption.

Barry needs a loving home, and one that is willing to help with his restrictions.

“He relies on his sense of touch, smell, sound. Training him is a different challenge too. He’s been working with a certified trainer to really hone in on those senses.” Holly Pasquinelli said.

Authorities have launched a full investigation to find the person or people responsible. Officers have canvassed the area the puppy was found.

Anyone with any information on the case is asked to call Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control at 427-1244 or 449-3000 after 8 p.m. and on weekends. 

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