DICKSON, Tenn. (CNN) – Three workers at a trash transfer station in Dickson, Tennessee are credited with saving a puppy’s life. They found him near death at the local landfill.
23 years Troy Holt has moved trash at the Dickson Solid Waste Center. The days he will tell you tend to blend together. But sitting in his front end loader last Friday, he heard something.
“Ya, ya it’s real loud but I heard it anyway I wasn’t for sure but I thought I heard something then I started listening a little harder and stopped and sure enough, there that puppy was.”
Troy’s coworkers helped him get the pup to safety gave him water. Then brought the pitt bull mix to a nearby animal shelter where he was given the name “Midas.”
The trucks at the solid waste center come from all over Dickson County. Officials have no way of telling where the dog came from, and even these guys don’t know how he survived being crushed in the back of garbage truck.
Cats are typically known for having more than one life. And while Midas may be a dog, he’s the one being given a second chance to live.