Puppy survives nearly a month in impounded car

KIA rescued dog

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KANSAS CITY, Missouri (AP) – 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 is 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.

The Kansas Pet Project is working to find a foster home for Kia. She won’t be available for adoption for some time.

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