Houston police have asked for the public's help in locating three people after surveillance video shows a live dog being dumped into a trash bin.
Officials said the incident occurred on Aug. 12 just before 1 a.m. in southwest Houston.
According to police, two men went up to the dumpster and opened it while a third ran up and heaved a live black and white Pit Bull mixed dog into the bin outside a U-Haul store.
The video shows one of the men closing the lid on the dumpster. Officials said the suspects sped off in a white or gray four-door SUV.
Houston police said the general manager of the U-Haul heard a dog barking when he arrived to work later in the morning.
He opened the lid of the dumpster and found the dog. The dog was removed from the dumpster more than 13 hours later.
The dog was examined by a veterinarian and has since been adopted.