It’s been said that one person's trash is another's treasure, but the phrase took on new meaning for Michael Upchurch. The kind-hearted Indiana garbage collector was making the rounds in Muncie last week when he heard a yelp coming from one of the trash bags.
Before it went into the trash compactor, Upchurch ripped the bag open and found a shivering puppy inside. He took the 6-week-old animal into the truck, turned the heat on full blast and headed straight to the veterinary hospital. It was his wife's birthday and when he came home with the newly adopted creature, she was thrilled. They named her tiny gift "Garby." The original owner claims to have thought the pup was dead and could face animal cruelty charges.