Carroll County

“Miracle” dog survives being thrown into Georgia apartment dumpster on Christmas

CARROLL COUNTY, Ga. — Police are looking for the owner who abandoned their dog by throwing it in a dumpster outside a local apartment complex on Christmas Day.

The Villa Rica Police Department said she was found malnourished and frozen inside a garbage bag at the Wilson Mill Apartments off East Wilson Street. The dog was taken to Atlanta West Veterinary Hospital.

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Practice manager Penny Jenkins told Channel 2 Action News they named the dog Miracle for her miraculous recovery.

“A tremendous amount of work and love from Dr. Burnett and the staff here went into saving Miracle,” Jenkins said. “She was frozen almost solid and Doc thought three times he was going to have to put her down. But she kept on fighting and so did we.”


Jenkins said Miracle now has a home with the officer who found her alone and cold in the dumpster last week. A Facebook page has been set up for updates on Miracle’s recovery.

Villa Rica police said anyone who has information on the dog’s original owner to contact Sgt. Finley t 678-840-1314 or Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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