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ADOPTED: Blind puppy rescued from trash finds forever home

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — Barry the pup, rescued after being left in a trash bin, has officially found his forever home.

Fort Wayne’s NBC previously reported that a garbage truck driver found a four-month-old puppy in a crate inside a trash bin in the 200 block of East Masterson Ave. on March 20. 

The dog, described as being ‘skin and bone’ at the time, was then taken to Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control (FWACC) for treatment. Officials say Barry suffered several broken ribs in the past and neurological damage—causing him to become blind.

FWACC posted a heartwarming ‘pupdate’ on Wednesday, saying little Barry has been adopted.

Barry’s new family says he’s learning new commands to help him up and down the stairs and is working on potty training.

“We’re so thankful for everyone who contributed to his care and helped him along in his journey to find his perfect forever home,” the post said.

Jazlynn Bebout

Jazlynn Bebout is the Assignment Desk Editor and Digital Editor at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @jazlynnsb

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