Justice sought for pit bull puppy with broken legs dumped in trash bin

Jul 31, 2018, 10:16 AM
(Arizona Humane Society Photo)...
(Arizona Humane Society Photo)
(Arizona Humane Society Photo)

PHOENIX — The Arizona Humane Society asked for the public’s help in finding the person who dumped a pit bull puppy with two broken legs in a trash bin.

Four-month-old Tommy was found in a bin near 19th Avenue and Bell Road on July 11.

“He has the sweetest disposition and even tries to hobble on everyone’s lap, so we’re really looking for justice for him,” Arizona Humane Society spokeswoman Kelsey Dickerson told KTAR News 92.3 FM on Tuesday.

When found by a good Samaritan, the brindle puppy was wearing a collar with no tags and wrapped in a dark blanket.

“He was transferred to the Arizona Humane Society’s trauma hospital, where X-rays revealed that both of his back legs were broken in the exact same place,” Dickerson said.

Tommy underwent surgery and is recovering in a foster home. He’ll go up for adoption after he’s fully healed.

Anyone with information about who abandoned Tommy was asked to call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (948-6377) or submit a tip at

“We’re offering up to $1,000 reward for anyone who gives a tip on the person that has done this to this poor puppy,” Dickerson said.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Martha Maurer contributed to this report.

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Justice sought for pit bull puppy with broken legs dumped in trash bin