Puppy found in garbage bag

Collage of photos of two-week-old puppy found in trash bag receiving care at the Wisconsin Humane Society-Green Bay campus (WHS photos)

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - The Wisconsin Humane Society in Green Bay is caring for a two-week-old puppy that was saved from a garbage bag.

According to the humane society, a woman was walking her dog in Howard Wednesday night in the area of Memorial Dr. and Lenwood Ave. when her dog sniffed at a garbage bag on the roadside -- and the bag moved.

Temperatures were in the low 30s and falling, and snow was starting to fall at the time.

The humane society says the puppy was "desperately hungry" but showed no signs of trauma, just a scrape on its nose.

Lori Nachtwey with the Wisconsin Humane Society says the puppy's prognosis is "heavily guarded."

"Newborn puppies have incredibly fragile immune systems, even more so without a mom," she said.

Shelter staff has named him Buddy.

The humane society says if anyone saw something or has information that could help identify who put the puppy in the bag, call Animal Control Officer Monica Hoff at (920) 819-6709.

Anyone interested in helping with Buddy's care is encouraged to contact the Wisconsin Humane Society-Green Bay campus or visit their website.