Shelter Seeks Answers After Dog Found In Garbage Bag

A shelter in Philadelphia is seeking answers after a dog was discovered abandoned in a garbage bag. On Thursday, the Pennsylvania SPCA alerted Facebook followers about the disturbing situation involving a long-haired Dachshund.

The shelter described where the dog was discovered:

It’s happened again..we are asking for the public’s help after a dog was found in a trash bag in Philadelphia’s Lawncrest neighborhood.

According to Nicole Wilson, the PSPCA Director of Humane Law Enforcement, this is the second scenario involving a dog being abandoned in a trash bag; Wilson stated:

“This is the second case in recent history involving a dog being dumped in a trash bag where luckily a Good Samaritan intervened. Dogs are not trash, and we urge anyone with information about this dog and the situation that led to its abandonment to come forward.”

The rescued dog has been given the name “Frances.” According to, the rescued Dachshund was named after First Lady France Cleveland – the first person to own a Dachshund in the White House.

Anyone with information about this dog and/or this situation, is asked to reach out to the shelter’s animal cruelty hotline at 866-601-7722 (anonymous tips will be accepted).

Donations for Frances’ care can be made here.

Pennsylvania SPCA on Facebook here.

(Photos PSPCA)

Penny Eims

Penny is a freelance writer who provided content to her National Dog News column at for 8 years. She is a current contributor to Fido Friendly Magazine, as well as a newly formed website, Pet Rescue Report. Penny is married and she has two rescued German shepherds and two kids.

1 comment

  1. Kelly Sturgill says:

    Any update on this baby?

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