This was a very brief article in the Post, it does not explain whether or not any sort of investigation has been started, or whether the dog has survived. Also, there's no information on where in Southeast the dog was found.
It's still sickening though, to think of a dog being tossed in the trash while still alive. I mean, if you're that upset that your dog lost the fight, you could at least shoot it before you throw it away. Yeah, I'm going out on a limb there and assuming you likely have access to firearms if you fight dogs.
This depressing story reminds me of another depressing story. Yeah, the whole Michael Vick saga. I'll just go ahead and remind the Post about Mike Wise's piece a few weeks ago supporting Michael Vick's return to the NFL. Of course it's an "opinion" piece, but I had been meaning to comment on it for a while, and a DC reference to dog fighting brings back the topic.
Wise wrote that Vick's skill in life is to be a football player, and that even though he disgraced his team and the NFL by engaging in acts of horrible cruelty, he must be allowed to earn a living. Oh the horror that someone can't spend their life doing what they love! Oh the horror that he would have to accept responsibility for his crimes and that he might never play the game he is good at again. Come on. He disgraced the league and his team. Tell me that when you read this post about a dog being dumped in a trash can, your mind didn't wander somewhere to Michael Vick. I bet it did.
This whole nonsense pisses me off. And it's damned hot outside. I envy all of those DC blog readers who are not reading this post because they are on vacation somewhere.
UPDATE: NBC Washington has more information, albeit on their poorly designed site.