Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control is asking for the public's help in finding out who may have put a five-month-old puppy in the trash.
On Thursday, the department received a call from a garbage truck driver who heard a puppy crying in the back of a truck after the route was finished, Animal Care and Control said in a statement.
Animal Control officers found the injured puppy and took her to the shelter for care, the statement said.
The puppy, since named "Pearl," suffered injuries to her face and head, but will make a full recovery, the statement said. She is available for adoption.
Officers are investigating who would have thrown the puppy into the trash and have canvassed the area along the driver's route.
The puppy is not microchipped and is not wearing an ID tag.
Anyone with information is asked to call Animal Care and Control at 260-427-1244 or 260-449-3000 after 8 p.m. and on weekends.