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Animal Control Saves Small Dog Found in Dumpster

Tri-City Animal Control is working with Richland Police to file charges against the person who allegedly dumped a 3 pound maltese into a dumpster. Tri-City Animal Control is working with Richland Police to file charges against the person who allegedly dumped a 3 pound maltese into a dumpster.

PASCO, WA - Tri-City Animal Control is working with Richland Police to file charges against the person who allegedly dumped a 3 pound maltese into a dumpster.

We spoke with the director of Animal Control, Angela Zilar to find out exactly what happened to Delilah. 

"We got a call from a maintenance worker that they had found a dog inside a dumpster at their work," Zilar said. "So one of my officers responded, and found this little girl in that dumpster, approximately 6 foot tall, so he had to go in the dumpster and get her, and of course she was terrified."

"But she didn't look like this when she came in," she explained. "She was just one big matted mess. She did have a microchip, so we tracked the owner information, and she had indicated that about a year ago she had moved out of town and rehomed her two maltese, this one and another one by the name of Stella, to two different gals, but she had the information of who they were. It just so happens that the same person who had taken Delilah also worked at the location where the dog was dumped in the dumpster."

"She claims that she gave the dog away a month ago," Zilar told us. "Her daughter told us she had seen the dog at her mother's house the day before."

"The beauty of this story," Zilar said, "is that the other person who adopted Stella, now wants Delilah. She wants to reunite the sisters. This dog would not have survived. She would have been crushed by the compactor as soon as she was dumped into the garbage truck. That's no way to leave an animal. I don't care what kind of animal it is, there's absolutely no reason to ever leave an animal in a dumpster."

Zilar says if you have a pet that you need to get rid of, there are solutions that won't threaten the animal's life. While it is illegal to dump animals at shelters, Animal Control and several other rescue groups do accept owner surrenders.

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