A puppy put in a plastic bin and thrown off a 15ft bridge from a moving car somehow managed to survive unscathed.
Police from Orange County, Florida, were alerted to the incident from an eyewitness who was walking their dog when suddenly they saw someone throw a plastic bin over the side of a bridge.
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A spokesman from Orange County Animal Services said: “The concerned resident had stated they thought there was a dog inside, as they could see it curled up inside from the top of the bridge.”
A team then climbed down a steep embankment to save the dog, who landed just next to the bridge, according to ABC News.
And a police spokesman said: “Our officer along with the deputy had to risk injury to climb down the steep embankment, but they were able to pull sweet Daisy out safely. We’re grateful for their courage and their quick response."
“What they found was a young female dog inside a small blue plastic tote that had been thrown away like garbage.”
Amazingly, the dog, called Daisy, was found completely unharmed before she was taken in for care by local animal services.
Since the incident, the dog has been adopted by new owners.
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The incident was made all the more bizarre by the fact that there were a number of dog shelters nearby.
A later statement from the police added: “The location where Daisy was dumped is a short drive from the shelter. There are literally hundreds of private rescues that would be willing to take in a sweet and gentle dog for foster or adoption. And yet someone chose instead to commit this act of cruelty.
“We will never understand why people do these cruel things to animals, but we feel fortunate that so many residents see something and say something.”
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