Receipt Dumped With Dog Leads Police to Pet Owner

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014  |  Updated 1:19 PM EDT
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A Prince George’s County man allegedly dumped a dog in the trash but left behind evidence that led police right to him.

Greta, a Chihuahua and miniature pinscher mix, was rescued when someone heard her barking from inside a box in Capitol Heights, Md.

When her owner learned Greta needed medical treatment, he dumped her instead, investigators said.

But in the box with the dog, the owner left a receipt from the veterinarian. Police used that to track him down. He is facing animal cruelty charges.

Anyone interested in adopting Greta should call 301-780-7201.

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