Someone locked this puppy in a Twin Cities dumpster

An appalling discovery in the south metro.
Publish date:

Two tiny dogs were found locked in a Twin Cities dumpster, with one of them later dying.

Vet technician Heather Judge said on Facebook that the sibling pups were locked in a "filthy kennel" that had been placed inside the dumpster somewhere in the south metro.

A Good Samaritan found them when taking out their trash, and the pups were brought to the South Metro Animal Emergency Care in Apple Valley. 

After enduring searing 100 degree heat, one of the puppies sadly died, while the one pictured above survived.

Judge wrote an angry post to the person who cruelly dumped the puppies, saying: "To whoever left this baby locked in a filthy kennel in the dumpster with it's dying sibling; I hope you die a slow, hot, painful death before you meet your maker and he judges you for being a shameful human being."

The surviving puppy now has a new home, with one of Judge's co-workers adopting him.

Today's Top Stories

– Twin Cities beach closed down after E.coli discovery.

– Journalists mourn sudden death of Star Tribune writer.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2020-11-23 at 1.08.19 PM

2-ton smoker stolen from Twin Cities chef Thomas Boemer

Boemer is the chef behind restaurants including the popular Revival.

Governor Tim Walz

Walz says relief package is coming for Minnesota small businesses

Walz is prepared to call a special session and pass the package immediately.

Governor Tim Walz

Watch live: Gov. Tim Walz COVID-19 press conference Monday

Walz will be introducing a new app that helps Minnesotans track COVID-19 exposures.

Screen Shot 2020-11-23 at 9.54.21 AM

Newly elected representative vows to flout Minnesota COVID-19 rules

He wrote to Gov. Tim Walz, inviting him to a backyard gathering ahead of Thanksgiving.

coronavirus, covid-19

Minnesota Hospital Association: We are out of time to be 'Minnesota Nice'

The group is launching an ad campaign that holds nothing back about the seriousness of the situation in Minnesota hospitals.

MSU-Mankato hockey, Minnesota State, Mavericks

1 game into season and MSU Mankato is halted by COVID-19

The Mavericks played Bemidji State on Sunday.

Screen Shot 2020-11-23 at 8.57.50 AM

Cowboys TD featured horrible non-tackle by Vikings cornerback

Number 26 wanted nothing to do with making that tackle.


Screen Shot 2019-11-22 at 10.11.55 PM

All pets adopted after huge turnout at Mpls. 'Clear the Shelter' event

A fantastic day for Minneapolis Animal Care and Control.

World's ugliest dog, Zsa Zsa from Anoka, has died

She was crowned the world's ugliest dog on June 23.

dogs adopt

Remember the snowdrift puppies? Now you can adopt some of them

The mother and two of the puppies are currently available for adoption.

Fallen Blaine police officer's dog adopted by fellow officer

Ranger was the pet dog of Steve and Susie Nanney, who were killed in a motorcycle accident.

Animal rescue owner charged after 64 cats found dead at home

The 25-year-old is facing 13 counts of animal mistreatment.