Update: Francis, the dog found in the garbage, was released Friday, Jan. 20, from the University of Pennsylvania Ryan Veterinary Hospital where she was treated for a broken back, shelter officials said.
The injury is old and is a result of an unknown trauma, said Gillian Kocher, PSPCA spokesperson. The case is still under investigation.
While her injury is irreparable and the dog will require a canine wheelchair, she has a very good quality of life and has some great years ahead of her, she said.
The original story posted Jan. 19 follows.
It has happened again. A Good Samaritan has found a dog tied up in a garbage bag.
This time the dog, a long-haired dachshund, was found Wednesday morning in a trash bag on the 800 block of Pratt Street in the Lawncrest section of Philadelphia.
The Good Samaritan brought the dog to the city shelter, which notified The PSPCA's Humane Law Enforcement team. The dachshund was then transferred to PSPCA's Erie Avenue headquarters to for medical care.
"Dogs are not trash, and we urge anyone with information about this dog and the situation that led to its abandonment to come forward," said Nicole Wilson, the PSPCA's Director of Humane Law Enforcement.
This being inauguration week, the dog was named Frances after First Lady Frances Cleveland who was the first person to own a dachshund in the White House, according to the shelter.
This is the second recent case where a dog was found in a garbage bag.
Anyone with information about the dumping of Frances is asked to call the organization's cruelty hotline, 866-601-7722. Tips can be left anonymously.