New York Daily News
Chihuahua left to die on the mend
A plucky Chihuahua abandoned by his heartless owner was found fighting to survive in a garbage bag sealed inside a plastic storage container in Westchester county, authorities said Wednesday.
The unwanted dog was dumped outside an animal rescue group’s headquarters in Elmsford around 9:30 p.m. on April 28 — but workers didn’t notice the blue container until 2:30 p.m. the next day.
When they opened the container, the Chihuahua, now named Rue, had managed to chew and scratch her way out of the plastic bag — breaking some of her nails in the process — and was still gasping for air after at least 17 hours of confinement.
Surveillance video shows somebody dumping the dog outside the animal rescue group’s offices the previous day.
The SPCA of Westchester took the pooch to their animal care campus, where she received medical attention.
Rue is expected to be put up for adoption soon, Shannon Laukhuf, executive director of the SPCA, of Westchester said.