Puppy rescued from recycling center ready to be adopted

(Josh Norem)

January 27, 2014 7:58:46 PM PST
A puppy found filthy and injured in a San Francisco recycling center last month has now recovered and is ready for adoption.

City workers found three-month old Gem on a conveyer belt at the Recology transfer station on December 27. They noticed her squirming inside a bag and stopped the conveyer before she was sent to a landfill.

Gem had significant injuries to her neck and legs.

Over the past month, she's healed and is looking for a home.

Animal control said at least 250 people have applied to adopt her.