Puppy abandoned with dog bed in Upstate dumpster

A puppy was found abandoned in a dumpster in Spartanburg County. He is being transferred to Greenville Humane Society.
Published: Aug. 12, 2022 at 10:27 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 15, 2022 at 11:21 AM EDT
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SPPARTANBURG, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - An investigation is underway after a puppy was abandoned in a dumpster in Spartanburg County.

On Thursday, environmental enforcement officers got a call about a black and tan puppy, approximately six to seven weeks old, inside a commercial dumpster on Willis Terrance Road.

Officials said the puppy is a shepherd and hound mix. They also found a dog bed inside the dumpster with the puppy.

A spokesperson for the county said the puppy is in fair condition. He was initially taken to Greenville County Animal Care before being transferred to the Greenville Humane Society.

As of Monday, investigators did not have any updates to release on the search for who put the puppy in the dumpster.

The Spartanburg County Environmental Enforcement is investigating the animal abandonment case and asked anyone with information to call (864) 596-3582.