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'Diamond in the rough' puppy rescued from death at San Francisco landfill

SAN FRANCISCO — A puppy has been found severely injured at the city dump in San Francisco.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the 10-week-old poodle was found Saturday on a recycling conveyor belt with bite marks on her neck, lameness in her hind legs and discharge from her ears. Animal control official Le Ellis Brown say the dog is expected to survive, and added that she has been named Gem "because she's like a diamond in the rough."

Investigators are working with trash collectors to determine what part of the city she may have come from. They believe she was unloaded from a collection truck at the dump and went down a conveyer belt carrying recyclables.

They're urging anyone with information to come forward.