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Puppy left for dead, discovered in pile of garbage by Tulsa trash workers

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TULSA, Okla (KTUL) -- A 6-week-old puppy is recovering after being thrown in the trash in intense heat.

Oscar the puppy made it out alive after going through the dump truck's compactors.

A Tulsa truck driver found Oscar crawling from a pile of garbage and rushed to help.

CARE Rescue stepped in to cover the vet bills to get him back to normal.

"They honestly cannot believe he made it through all the compactors, if you think about how many times those things run. They said they see this often, and see a dead animal in a box," said Susan Tilkan with CARE Rescue.

Oscar is getting care at the Woodland West Animal Hospital, and was having seizures and threw up maggots.

"There's really no words because honestly there's so many other choices, they don't need to do this. There's a thousand other things you could've done. This is so cruel because you're giving them no chance." said Tilkan.

Now that Oscar is doing great, the hope is his story will raise awareness that will help stop animal abuse.

"He really is defenseless. He can't do anything without our help. Someone putting him in that position is really sad," said Dr. Samantha Ketcher. "He's eating. He's no longer having seizures, he seems to be a happy healthy puppy."

Oscar will stay at the animal hospital for the next few days, then go up for adoption.

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