Saturday, April 13, 2013
Happy ending for tossed puppy
From Eyewitness News:
A little dog was stuffed into a garbage bag and very close to being dumped at a landfill.
An eagle eyed sanitation worker saw the bag move and opened it to find a big surprise.
She found Victoria, a little Shih Tzu inside.
Now, police are searching for the owner.
For Vicky Roman it's almost too painful to talk about.
She was picking up trash in Astoria, Queens and found a tiny, purebred Shih Tzu stuffed in a garbage bag.
"I reached for the bag and something moved and I found her inside the bag. If she had not moved, she would have been in the back of that truck, most definitely," Roman said.
The dog was caked in her own filth. Her eyes were matted-shut and her fur was so tangled-up in her overgrown nails she could barely stand.
The dog was taken to BARC, an animal shelter in Williamsburg, where vets and volunteers are astounded by her recovery.