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Dog Found Abandoned in Box at Salvation Army Drop-Off

ROSS TOWNSHIP (WNEP) -- A dog was abandoned at a Salvation Army drop-off area in the Poconos.

It was discovered in a taped-up box with no air holes, no food, and no water.

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This dog is doing amazingly well after what she's been through.

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Joy is moving around just fine and on the mend at Creature Comforts Veterinary Service in Saylorsburg. But just a few days ago this black poodle was discovered dumped in with the donations at the Salvation Army in Mount Pocono.

"I heard a commotion in the back room and here the truck driver had found this dog in a box, all taped up, sealed, no air holes," Carol Lindi recalled.

Lindi, a dog lover, was shopping at that Salvation Army Monday afternoon and called the veterinary service to get this poodle back on its feet.

"She was a little bit terrified the first day and she was a little bit thirsty and a little dehydrated, but other than that, no problems," said Dr. Karin-Susan Breitlauch, Creature Comforts Veterinary Service.

Dr. Breitlauch says this cough is just stress related. She's still recovering from being left with no food, water, or even air holes in that box.

"How could anyone do that? It's just horrendous; it's like being in a coffin," Lindi added.

No one knows just how long the dog was left in the box.

Joy still has a lot of love to give, even at the age of about 12 or 13.

The folks at Creature Comforts are paying for Joy's care out of pocket now and say whoever did this needs to know about options available.

"There are options in Monroe County that would have found some sort of way to find a place for this little dog so it didn't have to be thrown out with the trash," said Dr. Breitlauch.

"I hope that somebody will recognize the dog and find the animal that did this to this poor animal," said Lindi.

Joy is up for adoption, but don't get your heart set on her. A potential forever home is already in the works for this poodle.

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