Hamden police are trying to figure out who left a pit bull puppy in a dumpster Tuesday.
Police said an employee of a restaurant in the Hamden Plaza at 2100 Dixwell Avenue spotted the pup when she was taking out the trash.
The puppy was rescued from the dumpster and taken to the North Haven Animal Shelter.
Authorities have not released any information on the dog's condition, but a photo released by the Hamden Police Department appears to show the pup in good spirits.
Anyone with information or who knows the person responsible is asked to call Animal Control Officer Chris Smith at 203-230-4080.