WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Investigators say a dog found in a dumpster near West Palm Beach Friday may have been abused, not accidentally hit by a car as first thought.
They say they have identified a "person of interest", But they won't release any further details.
The adult terrier, a male about one year old, was found Friday afternoon in a dumpster near Haverhill Road and Stacy Street.
The badly-injured dog was in a plastic trash bag, still alive, along with beer cans, cigarette butts and fast-food receipts.
An official said since the dog was found Friday they've had dozens of calls from people who would like to adopt him. However, he will be in a shelter for weeks or months.
He has a skull fracture, swollen neck, a severe eye injury, and drifts in and out of consciousness.