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Pup ‘crawl with infection’ found in a garbage bag, Virginia animal control says

The dog, who has since the name Annabelle, was found in a garbage bag this week.

(Richmond Animal Care and Control)

A dog in Richmond, Virginia, was found alive this week, stuffed in a garbage bag, a local animal shelter said Thursday.

The dog, a 5-year-old Shih Tzu mix, was “discovered by a citizen near Rock Church (South side Richmond, VA) in a garbage bag,” Richmond Animal Care and Control said in a statement posted on Facebook.

“Her little body crawling with an infection and need immediate medical intervention,” the center continued.

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Animal control officers with the facility to search for anyone who may know where the dog came from or who may be responsible for “this heinous crime,” the shelter of the statement said.

The dog is doing well and is the “sweetest little thing,” a spokesman for the shelter said.

(Richmond Animal Care and Control)

“We just can’t believe that she is still alive,” the shelter said.

A spokesman for Richmond Animal Care and Control told Fox News on Saturday that the pup, which has the name Annabelle, is doing well and is “the sweetest little thing.”

“Still nothing on information about responsible parties,” the spokesperson added.

“I am losing faith in people. Thank you so much for this sweet girl a chance,” a Facebook user wrote in response to the photos of Annabelle, who had more than 5000 comments, and 4,000 shares of the Saturday morning.

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“I hope [they] will find a great loving home, thank you for everything you do to help save pups like this,” another said.

“The more people see that the chances increase that someone will come forward with more information,” the spokesperson added.

Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.

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