An elderly Yorkshire Terrier has passed away 4 days after she was found in a trash can in Philadelphia. The dog reportedly died with severe head trauma.
The death of the elderly pooch was announced by the SPCA (The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) on Facebook.
Earlier this week, the SPCA announced that Pringles, the elderly dog, passed away from her injuries, she was rescued from a trashcan.
Last week, a passerby found Pringles inside a garbage can.
The passerby said they heard noises coming from the trashcan.
The passerby said they called the Philadelphia Animal Care and Control Team.
The pooch was then transported to the local SPCA (The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).
As the story was shared on Social Media, users were shocked by the act, and they shared the post repeatedly.
When the SPCA received the dog, the Director of Humane Law Enforcement & Operations at Pennsylvania SPCA released an official statement that said, “Our Shelter Hospital team is doing everything in their power to save the life of Pringles, who is in a very delicate state.”
The statement added, “This dog had sustained serious injuries and instead of seeking help someone threw her away like she was a piece of trash. Thanks to a Good Samaritan who alerted authorities, we hope to give Pringles a second chance at the life she deserves.”
It is still not clear about how long Pringles stayed inside the trashcan.
But after fighting for its life, Pringles passed away on Monday this week.
The announcement was made by the SPCA on Facebook.
It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share the news that our sweet Pringles passed away yesterday. While we are all…
The post said, “While we are all shattered by this, we hope that we can all find comfort in the fact that she did not die in a trash can scared and alone, but instead was surrounded by love, the best medical treatment available, and the support of so many in the city of Philadelphia and far beyond. While Pringles is no longer with us, our fight to find justice for her continues. Pringles was discarded like a piece of trash but fought to be found despite her injuries. In the short time that we knew her, she captured the hearts of many and her fighting spirit encouraged us all that perhaps a miracle was possible and she would recover. That was not to be, and while today we mourn, we will keep fighting – for Pringles.”
Authorities have identified the owners of the dog.
Charges against them are now pending.
The police or the SPCA did not reveal the names of the owners or their whereabouts.