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Arrest made after dehydrated puppy with broken leg found in San Francisco dumpster

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) -- The San Francisco Sheriff's Department and animal control have arrested a man accused of leaving a Chihuahua-mix puppy with a broken leg in a dumpster for four days last month.

San Francisco Animal Care and Control say they found the severely injured puppy on Feb. 25 inside a dumpster at a local apartment complex. Through investigations, animal control discovered the puppy, "Rocky," was dropped from a garbage chute into the dumpster, where she stayed for four days until she was found. 

Through security footage, officials were able to identify the suspect, Ronald Louis Jones. Jones was arrested on animal cruelty charges. 

The 4-month-old puppy was found dehydrated with a severely broken leg. Because of the severity of the injury, the puppy's leg had to be amputated. 

"Rocky" is now recovering in foster care -- but one of the investigating officers on the case is expected to permanently adopt the puppy. 

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