Puppy found buried alive at Tennessee landfill

DICKSON, Tenn. (WTVF) - Three workers at a local transfer station in Dickson are being hailed as heroes after saving a puppy that was thrown out in the trash.

Troy Holt has worked at the Dickson County Solid Waste center for 23 years. Most of his days are spent sitting in a front end loader, pushing trash around to dump into 18-wheelers so it can be hauled off.

On Friday, he was doing just that when over the incredibly loud piece of machinery he heard something crying.

"I heard something holler, I kept on and then I thought I heard something again and stopped and sure thing there was that puppy," Holt said.

To read the full story and watch the video, click on the link to WTVF to the right.