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Dog dumped in North Pole dumpster reunited with siblings

  • Author: Craig Medred
  • Updated: September 27, 2016
  • Published August 30, 2012

The 4-month-old Fairbanks dog left named Scrappy left for dead in a dumpster is re-adjusting to life in North Pole with its siblings, according to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

Scrappy spent more than a week at the Fairbanks North Star Borough Animal Shelter after being rescued from the dumpster and then returned to owners Lyndsey Moeller and Austin Warnke.

One of 11 puppies in a litter of Moeller's stepmother, he was a birthday present to Lyndsey. She describes him as a mix of Labrador, pit bull and coon hound. He's named for a dog in the Adam Sandler movie "Don't Mess with the Zohan."

Scrappy was first reported missing earlier this month. Moeller suspects an acquaintance took him because they believed she might have stolen something from them, according to the News-Miner, and wanted to retaliate.

As of Wednesday no one has been charged or arrested.

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