Puppy recovering after being found in trash truck

Puppy recovering after being throw in trash, found in garbage truck

Tulsa, Okla. — Compassionate Animal Rescue Efforts (CARE) officials said they discovered a pet in a commercial trash truck, which usually results in a finding of a dead animal, but yesterday the story took an unexpected happy turn for the better.

Yet another animal cruelty case for Tulsa, that will be unsolvable. We were contacted today about a puppy that was found crawling out of a pile of garbage that was just dumped from a dump truck! This means that someone deliberately threw him into a dumpster and he was unknowingly dumped into the truck, buried under rotting garbage and compacted under the garbage several times before arriving at the dump site and being discovered by the truck driver that ultimately saved his life. We went and picked him up immediately and he seemed to be acting ok, just hot and thirsty. He suddenly started seizing and throwing up maggots before we got him to the vet, so we rushed him to Woodland West and he has now been hospitalized. We’re not sure yet what caused the seizure, they are running some tests and will observe him over night. Please send your good thoughts and/or prayers little Oscars way! 🙏🏻🐶🐾 We know it seems as though we are always asking for donations, but we have had extremely large vet bills in the last month with emergency cases like this and we need all the help we can get. So if you can, please donate and/or share and ask your friends and family to donate. We thank you and baby Oscar thanks you! ❤️🐶

Posted by CARE - Compassionate Animal Rescue Efforts on Friday, July 19, 2019

After returning from a routine day-long trip, the employees at Tulsa Recycle and Transfer were surprised to hear noise and see something crawling out of a pile of garbage while they were emptying their truck. The puppy somehow survived the truck’s deadly compactor, soaring heat and found the strength to survive.

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Officials say the real hero in this story is the truck driver at the dump site, who cared enough to dig into the trash and rescue this 6-week old pup. 
CARE Rescue, a local non-profit, all volunteer rescue organization was contacted and immediately took the necessary steps to get the puppy to safety. After finding him hot and thirsty, but otherwise in good condition, CARE Rescue was cautiously optimistic the little guy could recover.

A few hours later, unfortunately, the ordeal caught up with him and he began having seizures and throwing up maggots. After rushing him to our veterinarian and spending the night on IV fluids, antibiotics and anti-nausea medicine, CARE Rescue has been holding out hope the puppy we named “Oscar” would take a turn for the better. Oscar is doing much better today. While the veterinarians believe he is suffering from head trauma and hemorrhaging in his eyes, they are optimistic Oscar will make a full recovery.

Update on baby Oscar (dumpster pup). This is one tough little miracle! He’s doing great and so far no more seizures! He...

Posted by CARE - Compassionate Animal Rescue Efforts on Saturday, July 20, 2019

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