Police: Dog found inside dumpster in Pulaski County

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Published: Apr. 3, 2023 at 12:58 PM EDT
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PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - A dog was found in a dumpster at Ollie’s shopping center in Pulaski Friday, according to the Pulaski County Police Department.

Police say they responded at 11:05 a.m. to assist a Pulaski County Animal Control Officer in reference to a dog found in a dumpster, where they found the dog trapped inside a paint bucket with a lid on top; it had its legs taped together.

The dog was rescued by a person who heard it making noises.

Police say the dog is in the care of Pulaski County Animal Control and isn’t available for adoption.

The bucket the dog was found in had a white lid and has “Pioneer Athletics” written on it.

The Pulaski County Police Department is offering a monetary reward for information that could lead to an arrest. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Detective Riddle with the Pulaski County Police Department at 540-994-8609.