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Dog found emaciated inside Richmond dumpster: 'Our hearts are breaking'

"We need your help finding the person responsible for his suffering."
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Posted at 11:25 AM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 18:35:17-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- A dog was found abandoned inside a dumpster at a Richmond apartment complex, and now Richmond Animal Care and Control is asking for help to find the person responsible.

"We just don’t know what to say about this one. Swear words want to come out first... followed by tears... then back to bigger swear words," RACC wrote on Facebook.

RACC says a 10-month-old male puppy was found inside a dumpster at the Residences at Westover Hills. The shelter says a citizen found the dog and contacted them.

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Officials say the dog, now named Blue Skies, was found emaciated, and quickly taken to Virginia Veterinary Centers.
RACC says Blue Skies was starved, covered in feces, and had open wounds.

"Our hearts are breaking over the sweet spirit of this dog that deserves a chance at a better life," the Facebook post continued. "We need your help finding the person responsible for his suffering."

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Anyone with information is asked to call 804-647-5573 or email Christie.peters@richmondgov.com.

The shelter say Blue Skies will be eligible for adoption once he recovers from his injuries.