Minnesota Midas Mechanic Saves Dog from Dumpster

June 7, 2022

The mechanic heard what he thought was a raccoon in the shop dumpster, but found a pup instead and has named him "Midas." 

June 7, 2022—A mechanic at a Midas auto shop in Shakopee, Minnesota, recently rescued a dog from the shop's dumpster.

According to Dog Time, R.J. the mechanic heard a noise coming from the dumpster that he thought was a racoon at first. 

“I opened it up, and the dog literally, like, slowly lifted its head and looked up, and I didn’t even know what to say. I just about started crying there.” R.J. said to FOX9 KSMP. 

The dog had been zipped into a backpack and put into the dumpster by an unknown individual. R.J. saved the dog and has named the pup "Midas", of course. 

Currently, R.J. plans on holding on to the dog and calling him his own. But he is also on the lookout for anyone in the area who may be missing a dog, just in case the dog was stolen before being placed in the dumpster. 

The Shakopee Police Department responded to the call when "Midas" was first found. 

“Though this story had a happy ending, it could have gone a lot differently.”  The department shared in a Facebook post.