PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Police are investigating after finding a dog left at a dumpster in the city’s Knoxville section Wednesday morning.

The dog was discovered at the dumpster located on Knox Avenue shortly before 9 a.m.

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An animal crate was also found among the trash and the dog was wandering by itself in the waste and scrap.

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Animal control officials took the dog to Humane Animal Rescue in Homewood, and officials have tracked down the dog’s owners.

They’re considering possible charges of animal cruelty.

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“The animal is in decent shape, decent weight,” CEO of Humane Animal Rescue Dan Rossi said. “She’s a female, pitbull mix. We’re thinking around 2 years of age. Obviously has had a couple of litters.”

The dog will remain at Humane Animal Rescue, where she’s warm, fed and being treated for worms.

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She could be returned to her owners, depending on the investigation.

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But if they are charged, the dog will be put up for adoption.