A cat will soon be in the care of an animal shelter after it was found tied up in a trash bag having been tossed in a dumpster in North St. Paul.
Minnesota-based Companion Animal Control posted a picture of the cat on its Facebook page, saying it was found in a dumpster on 11th Avenue on Friday.
Companion Animal Control isn't the company in possession of the cat, but said it was posting about it to help a "mutual impound facility" in the hopes of finding leads in the case of cruelty against the cat.
"The cat is completely emaciated and terrified," it said. "Despite the trauma of such unimaginable abuse, he is incredibly friendly. If you recognize this cat or have any details related to this incident, please contact North St. Paul Police Department or visit our website to report information anonymously."
An update was later provided saying that the cat is receiving medical care as he completes his five-day "stray hold," and after that's completed he'll be transferred to Lucky Paws Midwest for recovery.
"He has no body fat but he sleeps comfortably on a heating pad and so far has a healthy appetite. We are hopeful he will make a full recovery, although he is not out of the woods yet," Companion Animal Control wrote.