Dog Survives Nearly a Month in Impounded Car

6 years 11 months 19 hours ago Tuesday, May 07 2013 May 7, 2013 Tuesday, May 07, 2013 7:45:28 AM CDT May 07, 2013 in News
By: Associated Press

KANSAS CITY - A Kansas City animal shelter is caring for a puppy that authorities say survived in a locked car that was impounded for nearly a month in a city lot.

The 12-week-old puppy, which has been named Kia, apparently survived by eating trash left in the car. The terrier and schnauzer mix didn't have access to water.

Toni Fugate, a spokeswoman for the city's animal shelter, says the puppy is dehydrated and malnourished but is expected to survive.

Records show that the car was towed to the lot April 8. A lot employee saw the dog Monday afternoon and called police, who broke into the car.

The Kansas Pet Project is working to find a foster home for Kia. She won't be available for adoption for some time.

 

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