Madison PD: Abandoned Pit Bull Found in Trash Container

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MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) - Madison Animal Control Officers responded to calls about a dog that was found in a trash container behind the Spencer Square Strip Mall on Tuesday afternoon.

Animal control officers discovered a badly injured pit bull, which was acting lethargic and had suffered from puncture wounds to its head.  The dog was immediately taken to a veterinarian's office for medical treatment and is being nursed back to health.

The animal control offices noted that the dog's ears had been cut off at some point.  The pit bull is estimated to be three years old and is believed to have been raised and trained to fight.

The dog, affectionately named "Jedi," has been determined to be healthy enough to be returned to the Madison Animal Shelter on Wednesday morning.

Madison Animal Control is working with the Madison Animal Rescue Foundation to place the dog with an organization that specializes in working with rescued pit bulls.

If you have any information about how this dog came to be in the trash container, contact the Madison Police Department at 256-722-7190.