Tuesday, October 4, 2022

NHCSO asks for public’s help investigating puppy abandoned in Wilmington Taco Bell dumpster

Argos, a puppy rescued after being abandoned last month in a dumpster. (Port City Daily photo / NHCSO)

WILMINGTON — The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help investigating a case of animal abuse involving a puppy abandoned in a dumpster.

“The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Unit is investigating a case of animal abuse. A puppy was located at 2355 S. 17th St. in the dumpster at Taco Bell on April 24, 2020,” according to NHCSO.

According to NHCSO, “[t]he puppy, now named Argos is a pit mix and suffered from some injuries but is being treated.”

If anyone has any information on the puppy, please contact the NCHSO Animal Services Unti at 798-7517 or 798-7524.

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