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Puppy pulled from recycling center conveyer belt in the nick of time

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CALIFORNIA - A Christmas miracle of sorts- a man working at a recycling center in California found a puppy coming down a conveyer belt alive!

The five pound poodle puppy had been put into a garbage bag, tossed into a debris box that holds construction material, and dumped at the recycling center.

Gem, the puppy, also survived a giant bulldozer that loaded her and the debris onto a conveyor belt through a machine that violently shakes everything and then dumps it all onto the sorting belt.

Just 20 feet from where the belt dumps debris down a chute, Gregory Foster saw the pup and pulled the switch to stop the line.

"My co-worker Jason climbed on top of the line and at that time I could see like a puppy's head sticking out the bag,” said Foster, a recycling center worker.  “I could see it kind of move, like trying to climb out of the bag."

"I went outside and I found a box, and a perfectly folded blanket right next to it,” said Arturo Pena, another worker.  “I just wrapped 'em up.  He was all wet from being in the line for so long.”

Robert Reed, another worker said, "You could see wood, metal, sheet rock, really heavy, rugged stuff; it's really difficult to imagine how the dog survived the movement of this material."

Pena cleaned up the dog's wounds with alcohol, called animal control, and then found some spare ribs, fried rice and a cut of pizza for the dog to eat.

Since the story has gotten out, they say the phones haven't stopped ringing at the local animal control with people wanting to adopt this lucky pup.

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