By Al Pefley email
West Palm Beach, FL (WFLX)
A dog tossed into a dumpster like a piece of trash, now a year later, you might say the little guy has made quite a recovery.
Bradley, a three year old terrier mix, has been adopted by the head of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control and he is now her pet.
Last year, just a week before Christmas, on December 19, 2008, Bradley was kicked down a flight of stairs from a second story apartment. After landing on the ground, authorities say the dog was placed in a plastic trash bag with fast food wrappers, beer cans and cigarette butts, and thrown into a dumpster.
One of its eyes became dislodged, and the dog was so badly bruised and injured it was not expected to survive.
"Aside from being a little bit overweight he's in great shape. He again, he's an extremely happy dog. He is overall a very sweet little dog once he gets to know you," said Dianne Sauve, head of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, who has adopted Bradley.