Injured pit bull found in trash can of repossessed truck

Published: Feb. 17, 2012 at 3:06 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 20, 2012 at 1:20 PM EST
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Not the actual dog involved, but the same breed.
Not the actual dog involved, but the same breed.

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) Horry County Police are investigating an incident in which an injured pit bull was placed inside a trash can in the back of a vehicle Thursday.

According to a police report obtained by WMBF News, officers were dispatched to an animal hospital in reference to a pit bull found in a trash can. The complainant told officers the trash can was located in the back of a truck that was being repossessed.

The female pit bull reportedly had injuries that were not able to be treated at Grand Strand Humane Society, so the pit bull was taken to the animal hospital. There, officers observed bite marks and bruises on the pit bull and took several pictures of the dog's injuries, according to the report.

When officers made contact with the dog's owner along Magnolia Lane in the Myrtle Beach area, they were told another pit bull had entered his property around 3 a.m. and attacked the female. He told police he was able to separate the two dogs and the first ran off in the area of Ramsey Acres.

According to the owner, he found the only thing he had to put the dog in, a trash can. He then told police his wife wouldn't allow the dog inside the house because of their 1-year-old child, so the owner put the trash can in the back of his vehicle.

The owner further stated he was new to the area and was unsure what was open to take the dog for treatment. By the time he was ready to take the dog to the Humane Society, he said the truck had been towed with the dog in it.

Officers attempted to locate the other pit bull that allegedly attacked the female, but were unable. The owner told police he would contact them if he located the dog.

The case remains under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time.

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