For the second time in Coachella, California, a senseless act of animal cruelty has shaken the community. A tiny, defenseless puppy was badly burned and then put inside a Walmart shopping bag. She was left still clinging to life inside a Dumpster.

Alejandra Espinoza Zazueta told PEOPLE that her mother saw her clients rummaging through a dumpster right outside of the jewelry store she works in.

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Zazueta’s mother figured that her clients accidentally threw something away but instead was shocked when they pulled out a Walmart bag that contained a wailing puppy, now named “Hope” after “the fighter that she is.”

Finding Hope was a real punch to the gut as it was the second time that someone in the community discovered a plastic bag containing puppies inside of a dumpster in Coachella Valley. Just the month before, Deborah Sue Culwell was accused of dumping 7 puppies in a similar fashion.

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“My mom didn’t know what else to do besides call me,” Zazueta said. She arrived to find the puppy with third-degree burns on her body from her waist down to her back legs. “We didn’t know if she was going to make it.”    >>Click To Continue Reading This Story. . .

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