RIVERSIDE COUNTY (CBSLA.com) — A 3-year-old dog rescued from a dumpster in Jurupa Valley was up for adoption Thursday.

The owner never came forward to claim the Chihuahua mix, which led the shelter to offer him for adoption, authorities said.

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According to Riverside County Animal Services, a resident at a mobile-home park in the 6000 block of Mission Boulevard discovered the dog on Saturday morning in the Rubidoux area and called officials to rescue it.

(credit: Riverside County Department of Animal Services)

(credit: Riverside County Department of Animal Services)

Officials said the dog was slightly overheated but his overall health was good at the time of his rescue.

A collar around his neck read ‘I Love My Dog’.

Since arriving at the shelter, employees have received an outpouring of inquiries about adopting the dog they have nicknamed Oscar.

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According to officials, three donations were contributed to reward efforts for information leading to the arrest of the person who was responsible for abandoning the dog in the dumpster.

The Animal Solutions Konnection Foundation and Riverside County Supervisor John Tavaglione each contributed $500.

The Shelter Transport Animal Rescue Team, a Los Angeles based nonprofit organization, contributed $1,000 to the fund.

Authorities said shelter employees will screen adopters to make sure Oscar goes to the best home possible.

Interested adopters or anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the dog’s owner can reach officials by email at shelterinfo@rcdas.org.


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3-Year-Old Chihuahua Mix Rescued From Jurupa Valley Dumpster