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. 

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    Puppy locked in car for nearly a month will survive. Like the puppy shown here in Texas on April 10, the puppy locked in a car in Kansas City was rescued and discovered to be severely dehydrated.
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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.

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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.


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