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Starved dog thrown down trash chute in Newark
March 29, 2011
Just one day before St. Patrick’s Day, a dog that should not technically be alive was discovered in the trash.
The dog, a red Pit bull, had been starved to the brink of death. Someone, perhaps assuming that he had finally died, put his body in a trash bag and threw him down a chute inside of a 22 story apartment complex.
Had an astute maintenance worker not been paying attention, the slight movement that the starved dog made would have been missed – the bag containing his emaciated body would have been crushed inside of the trash compactor.