Humane Society Takes In Dog Found In Dumpster

  • 12/12/2018 4:18:51 PM
  • Jenna Ramolt
  • Local News

MANSFIELD, OH - The Humane Society of Richland County is seeking information after a good Samaritan rescued a dog that had been abandoned in a dumpster on West Dickson road in downtown Mansfield.

The dog was named Hopi-Dopi by the rescuer's daughter. The dog was brought to the Humane Society with sores on her body, mange, and a large mammary tumor. Missy Houghton, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Richland County, says Hopi-Dopi will be treated for her injuries at Phillips Animal Hospital. Her treatment will include a biopsy and eventual removal of the tumor, medication for her skin issues and antibiotics. As of now, there is no prognosis because it is not yet known how serious the tumor is.

In the meantime, Missy is asking concerned citizens to contact them with any information regarding who owned her. She assured WMFD Wednesday that there will be an investigation and said: "It's always bothersome to see a dog that has been neglected for this long but the good and the bad part is that she still really loves people even though she has every reason not to."

Donations to Hopi-Dopi's care can be made at

For updates, check back with WMFD or check out The Humane Society of Richland County on Facebook.

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