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Dog Rescued From Dumpster Ready for Adoption

The fluffy female pooch was found matted and dirty in a trash bin at a West Islip gas station

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    A dog rescued from a trash bin on Long Island is getting a chance at a better life. Her name is "Miracle" because of the brave pup's survival story. Greg Cergol reports. (Published Thursday, Jan 16, 2014)

    Animal-welfare officials say a dog that was rescued from a commercial trash bin on Long Island last month is now available for adoption.

    The fluffy female pooch was found matted and dirty in a trash bin at a West Islip gas station on Christmas Eve.

    An Islip Town animal shelter employee was arrested on animal-cruelty charges for allegedly abandoning her there.

    Islip Town Councilman Anthony Senft, Jr. and Suffolk County SPCA officials announced Wednesday that applications are available to adopt the dog.

    Animal Shelter Worker Arrested in Doggie Dumpster Dump

    [NY] Animal Shelter Worker Arrested in Doggie Dumpster Dump
    Police say they've arrested an animal shelter worker for allegedly placing a dog inside a plastic bag and throwing it into a commercial Dumpster on Long Island on Christmas Eve, and say he may have thrown another dog out of his car. Sheldon Dutes reports. (Published Sunday, Dec 29, 2013)

    They have named her Miracle.

    Applications for adoption must be filled out in person at the shelter in Bay Shore. They will be accepted Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays between noon and 2 p.m.

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