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Puppy left to die in Charleston on the road to recovery

Bluebell is on the road to recovery after she was left for dead on the West Side of Charleston. (WCHS/WVAH)

A puppy that was left to die of thirst in Charleston is making a comeback thanks to a lot of people who jumped into action.

Bluebell is still getting fluids through an IV, but the pit bull mix that was found in a plastic tub with another dead puppy this week in Charleston is going to survive.

Charleston police officer Jacob Cooper found the puppies in the tote in an alley on the West Side of Charleston and cared for her until a humane officer arrived and took the dog to the emergency vet.

Bluebell was dying of thirst.

“But we really appreciate the Charleston Police Department for staying with her until the Charleston humane officer was able to respond and get the dog the help it needed. Everybody worked together. All the agencies came together to save this little dog and it's amazing when there are a group of people who care,” veterinarian Dr. Jamie Totten said.

Authorities said they have some leads on who left the two dogs to die, but they could still use some extra help in finding them. If you have any information, call the Charleston Police Department.

The Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association has found a home for Bluebell when she gets out of the animal clinic.

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