An elderly Yorkshire terrier who suffered a traumatic brain injury has died of her injuries after being thrown out in the trash — and the Pennsylvania SPCA is on the hunt for the brute who tossed her, according to reports.
Pringles was discovered on Oct. 3 in North Philadelphia when a passer-by heard noises from a trash can and discovered the severely injured pooch, according to ABC News.
The Yorkie was rushed to the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
“This dog had sustained serious injuries and instead of seeking help someone threw her away like she was a piece of trash,” Nicole Wilson, law enforcement chief at the SPCA, said in a statement.
“Thanks to a Good Samaritan who alerted authorities, we hope to give Pringles a second chance at the life she deserves,” she added.
The organization raised over $3,000 in a Facebook fundraiser, but Pringles succumbed to her injuries on Monday.
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we share the news that our sweet Pringles passed away yesterday. 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,” the SPCA said in a statement.
“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,” it added.
The SPCA said its law enforcement team has identified Pringles’ owners and is investigating how the dog ended up so severely injured.
The investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.
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