A trash dumpster is no place for a dog!

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Tampa Properties


A trash dumpster is no place for a dog, a true story of survival!

You are a police officer in Tampa, FL on patrol, as you stop to take a break in a remote parking lot you get out of your police cruiser to survey the area.  You hear a noise from a nearby trash dumpster and move closer to investigate.  Is it an injured person............


Trash dumpster


.......a child perhaps! You move closer.  Your senses are alert, you attention is on the dumpster, but you cautiously watch the surrounding area.   The sound grows louder, a whimper, but not anything you can yet identify.  You lift the lid and shine your flashlight into the darkness.........looking up at you with scared, shining eyes is a puppy, or rather the skeleton of a puppy.......


Dumpty 1


Dumpty 2


You know what to do, where to take it, dispatch has heard this story many times before, 












Tampa Bay Veterninary Emergency Clinic will care for the sick and injured, and they have friends who will watch over them as they heal!

Dumpty 3


Dumpty 4














Because they will heal.......just look at him now!


Dumpty now


The officer involved is real, his identity shall remain confidential.   Many thanks to Heather and her husband for fostering Dumpty who now is in need of a Furever home.  You can see him this Saturday at Petsmart in Citrus Park or by contacting Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Clinic for a meet and greet at the clinic!



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Comments (5)

Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker

I hope there is a special hell for people to abuse animals. That's all I want to say, it upsets me too much.

Nov 12, 2012 12:52 PM
David Gonzalez
David Gonzalez, Broker - Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Serving your Real Estate needs on a Silver Platter

As a dog lover breaks my heart to see that abuse but so happy he found a home!

Nov 12, 2012 12:53 PM
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

Steven, this is such a touching story.  Dumpty has a clever name and he is one "lucky dog!" I am thinking good thoughts for the perfect dog lover to come along this weekend. I love the photo of dumpty and Heather!

Nov 12, 2012 12:54 PM
Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365
Frankly Real Estate Inc. - Manchester, MD
Specializing in Carroll Co., MD

Steven ~ It breaks my heart to see a treasure of an animal like him pitched like trash! People are the real animals. Thank God the officer heard him and took him to safety. Thanks for sharing this story with a happy ending.

Nov 12, 2012 01:46 PM
Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker
Janisch & Co. - Conroe, TX
Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!
It's really maddening when people mistreat animals especially when they do cruel things like putting them in the dumpster.
Nov 12, 2012 09:34 PM