Puppy locked in car for a third of its life OK
The puppy locked in a car for almost a month is making out all right. The puppy locked in a car inside an impound lot is being taken care of by a Kansas City animal shelter.
Kansas City, Mo. — 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 was 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.