Puppy Left In Trash Can At Beaufort County Gas Station

Animal Control officials in Beaufort County tell WITN they have rescued a puppy that was left for dead in a trash bin at a Citco station.

An employee at Stereo Town on Carolina Avenue heard the cries from the pup and called animal control.

Animal Control in Beaufort County tried to locate who threw the puppy out with the trash but have so far come up empty.

The Pup has been named "Citco." She is five weeks old and believed to be a Pit Bull Lab Mix.
Man's best friend was brought to J and J's Homeless Pet Rescue and will stay there until it can be taken to a home in New York.

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  • by Terry on Aug 27, 2009 at 11:08 AM
    Amazed: Be real. People do care about children. The scary part is the barbarian who horribly abused this puppy could very well turn to a child as their next victim. Abuse awareness and intolerance is newsworthy regardless. You are just using this story to address a completely different issue.
  • by amazed Location: washington on Aug 26, 2009 at 07:03 AM
    A puppy in a trashcan makes news. Innocent children lives snuffed out in clinics, and you all yawn! What must God truly think of us. Like Johnny Fever of WKRP said long ago, " We will watch a movie where 50 people get killed in battle and never blink, but you touch one hair on Lassies head and the world goes bananas and cries like a girl".
  • by Anonymous on Aug 24, 2009 at 10:40 AM
    For those of you still following this, trust me, we take dogs from the North as well. We take the hard cases, the brindles, the mommy dogs...the ones that rarely stand a chance if they go to a shelter. Unfortunately, most shelters in the South have to euthanize quickly. They do not have the funding or resources to always place dogs. They are also lacking the resources to screen adopters, which is critical when placing a pit bull in a home. Sandy Woolard, ACO at the Beaufort Shelter, has been am amazing aly in our attempts to rescue from the South. Millions of animals are euthanized every year in the US...most could be prevented if owners would spay/neuter. For now, I will await the arrival of our little peanut, she will be vetted again, spayed and placed up for adoption. She will stay with me, in my home, with my other pups who will accept her. (all of my dogs are rescues) Please do not judge your local rescues or shelters, instead, lend a helping hand.
  • by ANGIE Location: WASHINGTON/GREENVILLE on Aug 24, 2009 at 08:48 AM
  • by Momof3 Location: Greenville on Aug 24, 2009 at 05:49 AM
    This was horrible and I hope that she is placed in a great home. If the spay and neuter laws are so strict up north maybe the south needs to adopt some of these. We live just outside Greenville in Pitt County and dogs run around getting into everyone else's things and tearing things up and there is no law. Dogs are reproducing and pet owners take no responsibility. It is horrible.
  • by Joanne from J and J's Homeless Pet Rescie Location: Washington, NC on Aug 24, 2009 at 03:24 AM
    Lynne, Actually there is a shortage of adoptable animals up north. This is because of very strict spay/neuter laws. That is why so many northern rescues pull from the southern shelters. We have a very close association with the Smilin' Pitbull Rescue in Buffalo, NY and have sent dozens of dogs their way. They do home visits and vet checks just like we do here and they can handle the volume of dogs sent their way. Believe me this little gal will be in great hands and will get an awesome northern home. Please visit their website www.spbr.org and see for yourself what a great group of people they are.
  • by anonymous Location: Washington on Aug 24, 2009 at 03:09 AM
    Just last week I went outside to find a kitten less than 6 weeks old that could barely walk sitting on my porch with a can of cat food with him. he was too small to even lap up milk, some people are so insensitive to abandon a kitten on someones porch when the heat index is in the 100's and he probably had sat there all day until we found him that evening. I wonder if ther heartless person who put him there ever stopped to think about the two dogs I own and what might have happened to their pet they stuck on my porch.
  • by Lynne Location: Ayden on Aug 23, 2009 at 11:04 PM
    I have nothing against NY but I have to ask: Don't they have enough animals to try to get adopted already? It always seems strange to see animals taken from one part of the country and put up for adoption in another like there aren't already animals needing homes there. I wonder how many NY dogs go to the mid west; mid west dogs go to the west coast; west coast dogs go to the gulf; gulf dogs to the south...
  • by Nathan Location: Eastern NC on Aug 23, 2009 at 10:32 PM
    Put people to death because they abandoned a puppy? How do you folks describe utopia? I'm imagining a world with a lot of jagged lines and men with guns ready to shoot anybody who steps out of line. I sure don't want to live there. There are still countries in this world with such harsh punishments, but most of us tend to think of them as uncivilized. Why should someone be put to death for doing something less cruel than you want to do? What does that say about what should be done to you in your ideal world? Now, I am not for animal cruelty and find it completely reprehensible, but let's be realistic here. Anyway, to lighten up, it's nice that the dog will find a home, but why all the way up in NY? Are there seriously no qualified facilities to care for her and place her in this area? Nothing against NY, but it's so far. I've made the drive (well, to CT) a few times, and in a car I can do it in 10 hours. How comfortable will this be for a bunch of dogs, or is it just the one going?
  • by Jim Thompson/J&J's Homeless Pet Rescue Location: Washington, NC on Aug 23, 2009 at 06:29 PM
    We have a link to our website on the WITN's Doppler Dog website. It has our telephone number and our email address. The down side to this is that over 3,000 dogs and cats are put to sleep in this and all the surrounding counties each year. For every one we can help another 100 are killed due to the tremendous over population of unwanted animals. The Beaufort County Animal Control officers do a fantastic job finding as many dogs and cats as many homes as they can. They see the need for spay and neuter laws.

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