BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A good Samaritan found a dog making little noises from a dumpster at the intersection of Liberty Heights and Garrison in Baltimore City.

Inside, he found Hootie.

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She was alone and bleeding from her head. She was scooped up and brought to BARCS, where they addressed her head injuries.

BARCS says that through X-rays they found that Hootie had three fractures to her head: her eye, her skull and her jaw.

The injuries were caused by a large bite wound, according to BARCS.

“Because Hootie is so young (about five-weeks-old) she wasn’t able to have her jaw wired shut, and her pain must be managed through medications and very careful care. She has a long road of recovery ahead of her,” BARCS said in a statement Wednesday.

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BARCS is asking the public for donations to help Hootie and other animals that come to their shelter for help.

The organization is hosting their 14th annual BARCStoberfest, a pet-friendly festival at Patterson Park on Saturday.

There will also be a 5K race to kick off the event. Fundraising team members and their dogs can line up for the race around 9 a.m. around Baltimore’s Patterson Park and the main festival opens at 9:30 a.m.

The festival will have lawn games, a wine and spirits garden and live music. It will also have a “Howl-O-Ween” pet costume contest.

You can find all the details for the event, or donate at

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