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Abandoned puppy rescued from garbage pile by observant dog

By Daniel Uria

DUBLIN, Ireland, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- An abandoned puppy was rescued from a garbage pile in Ireland after being discovered by another dog and its owner.

The Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals shared a photo of the approximately week-old puppy named Autumn, which barely survived after being left in a pile of garbage in an area away from the public.

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"Autumn is only seven to ten days old and would not have lasted probably even 24 hours if she had not been spotted by a very clever terrier called Poppy who when out for a walk with her owner ran over to the rubbish pile and refused to return when called," the association said.

Poppy's owner went to check on the terrier and discovered the puppy underneath the garbage pile and brought it in to the SPCA.

According to the society, it was a "miracle" Autumn survived.

"Autumn will now go to an experienced foster home and hopefully will grow up to be a happy healthy dog all thanks to Poppy and her vigilant owner," the SPCA said.

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