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Emaciated dog found in Buffalo garbage tote

Posted at 11:30 AM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 23:25:18-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — An emaciated dog was discovered by Buffalo Sanitation workers inside a garbage tote in the frigid morning hours on Tuesday. The dog, who has been named Charlie by his rescuers, is now in the care of the SPCA Serving Erie County.

According to the the SPCA, Charlie's body temperature was dangerously low and he was clinging to life but is now making some progress. The dog is now able to eat but remains in the SPCA's Intensive Care Unit.

The exact address where Charlie was found is not being released but SPCA officials say it was in the vicinity of Bailey Ave. and Walden Ave. Both the SPCA and the Erie County District Attorney are currently investigating the incident.

If you know anything about this case, call SPCA investigators at (716)-875-7360.

Fix-a-Bull is an organization that "strive(s) to help our local dogs live longer and healthier lives. By providing spay/neuters, we believe we are making an impact in your dogs lives and yours too."

When Suzanne Laba of Fix-a-Bull heard the news, she saw how much of a need there is for her company. As they hope that the decrease in unwanted litters also stops unwanted ownership.

"We feel that trying to lessen those numbers and statistics, it gives these guys a better chance" Laba said.

For anyone in need of help to get their dog spayed/nautered, you can reach Fix-A-Bull at their website here.