Skip to comments.Puppy Stuck in Abandoned Car for 1 Month, Animal control searching for owners
Posted on 05/09/2013 12:22:27 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A 12-week-old puppy found locked in an abandoned car survived by eating scraps of McDonald's food for almost a full month, according to rescuers.
"It's devastating to hear, and then it's inspiring to hear at the same time," Tori Fugate with KC Pet Project said. "Hearing how this little girl has lived in this car for this long in those conditions is just amazing."
Animal control officers are trying to track down the puppy's owners by tracing the car's license plate number. They say the owners will face criminal charges if found.
The puppy, who rescuers named Kia, was discovered by an employee at the Kansas City tow lot on Monday, Fugate said. The car had been in the lot since April 8.
"She's really scared. She has been since she got here," Fugate said. "She's shaking, poor thing."
While Kia was dehydrated and emaciated, she's expected to survive. Anyone who wants to help Kia can call the KC Pet Project at 816-513-9821.
I want her!!! OH I’d love her!!! so sweet....
Man’s cruelty never ceases to amaze me.
And if the owners are ever found, someone oughta lock them in a small space with no food for a month. What is wrong with people?
Happy ending. Glad she wasnt found in a Hyundai.
It’s hard to believe they didn’t see it. Wonder how long the pup had been in the car before being towed. Who has so much McDs in their car that a puppy can survive for a month+ ?
The prospective owner will need to be patient.
I am wondering what he drank. I can see a dog surviving on very little for a month, but not more than few days without water.
I couldn’t believe it was possible. Maybe rain that was getting into the car?
I adopted 2 dogs from a shelter in March. One was 7, the other they think is 10. The oldest, Darla, has no teeth, and she and dru were brought in as strays. Their poor little ribs were sticking out. 2 weeks after I adopted them, they both had litters of puppies. I think I found out who dumped them and the only reason I am not in jail is because my boyfriend convinced me that pistol whipping that fat scumbag might mar the finish on my gun.
I doubt the car was “abandon”. More likely, the owners thought the car was stolen, called the KANSAS CITY POLICE, and the police dropped the ball. The KANSAS CITY TOW LOT had possession of the car, and had responsibility for it and its contents.
Oh, it is not a “little girl”, it is a dog.
KANSAS CITY GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.
“Animal control officers are trying to track down the puppy’s owners by tracing the car’s license plate number. They say the owners will face criminal charges if found.”
Tax $$$ at work and all news media will follow this story for weeks rather than any real news.
How did you find out?
Probably an Obama voter.
I love puppies, and we live in a very small town. At the local Walmart there is frequently people selling puppies in a small grassy area near the entrance. So there were these 2 people there and they were dog breeders. They had a portable kennel set up and every single puppy looked identical to Dru or Darla. I would need a DNA test to prove it, but I am sure it was. In our area, 4 pound pure bred chihuahuas are pretty rare.
I imagine the finish could be restored:)