Portsmouth, Virginia police are investigating and PETA is offering up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest of the person who threw a puppy away in a dumpster while it was still alive.

Among the debris in the dumpster he has been using to renovate his home, George Theus said he noticed a yellow tarp that seemed out of place last Thursday. Beneath it, he found a two-pound puppy in a cage.

"When I raised myself up there, there was a puppy in there that I thought was a possum or some other kind of animal, and then when I assessed it, it was a little gray pit bull in a cage," Theus said.

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