Emaciated dog found in locked cage in dumpster in Wichita

Authorities say an emaciated dog has been rescued after it was found in a locked kennel that was thrown in an apartment dumpster in Kansas.

Lt. Brian Sigman, the Wichita Animal Control commander,said surveillance video obtained Thursday shows two suspects putting the male pit bull mix in the dumpster around 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday.  A good Samaritan found the dog later that night and took it to an emergency veterinarian for treatment.  Investigators are following up on information gleaned from the video.

He weighs just over 20 pounds, less than half the amount a dog of his size should weigh.

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