Tags: puppy | locked | car | impounded

Puppy Locked in Car That Was Impounded for Month Found Alive

Thursday, 09 May 2013 10:33 AM

A 3-month-old puppy was found alive after being locked inside an SUV that had been impounded nearly a month before.

The dog had no access to water and survived off trash left in the car from a McDonald's restaurant, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

The dog was spotted on Monday by a municipal worker who was tagging cars in the lot when it jumped on the car's dashboard, according to Kansas City municipal government spokesman Danny Rotert.

Police broke into the car and rescued the puppy.

Urgent: Is Obamacare Hurting Your Wallet? Vote in Poll

The terrier and schnauzer mix, named Kia by staff at Missouri's North Kansas City Animal Shelter, was suffering from severe dehydration and malnutrition but was expected to recover fully, according to animal shelter spokeswoman Toni Fugate.

“Four weeks of her life she was trapped in the car, so she has no formal training,” Fugate told the Kansas City Star.

The vehicle's owner, whose name has not been released, made no mention of owning a dog when he came to the lot to inspect his car, the Kansas City Star reported. The Chevy Suburban was impounded April 8.

"Without an appreciable amount of water, it’s pretty miraculous for a puppy to survive three weeks in a car," veterinarian Billie Deam told the Star. "Physiologically it’s possible, depending on what she was eating to survive on," she added. "But it’s really stretching the outer limits of what’s possible."

ALERT: Government ‘Blunder’ Spawns Massive Profit Opportunity

The Kansas City, Mo. case is similar to one in Washington state in which a dog was found in a car after the vehicle was left in a parking lot for six days. That dog also survived.

Related stories:

Fabio, Dog Whose Legs Were Cut off, Gets Prosthetics to be a 'Normal Dog'

Medical Marijuana for Dogs: Vet Says Pot Eased Last Days of His Pet

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

The 2016 'Book Race': GOP Candidates Like Ben Carson, Huckabee Sell Like Hotcakes

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 20:50 PM

If potential Republican presidential candidates' recent book sales are a strong indication of their electability, then B . . .

Smoke on Boston Train Scares Passengers Who Bust Out Windows to Escape

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 19:37 PM

A commute on Boston's Red Line Thursday morning turned into chaos as smoke filled the train and passengers broke out win . . .

Seth Jackson Sentence: Foster Dad Gets 32 Months in Hot Car Death

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 18:50 PM

Kansas foster dad Seth Jackson was sentenced to 32 months in prison Friday for the July death of a 10-month-old girl who . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved