HOUSTON — A starved and abandoned dog has been rescued and is recovering thanks to the Houston SPCA.
The black 1-year-old terrier mix was severely emaciated when rescuers found her in a Houston-area dumpster last week.
The SPCA's 24-hour animal ambulance rescued the dog and rushed her back to the shelter to receive medical treatment.
She is being treated for open wounds, multiple lacerations and has to be on a special feeding regiment.
At the shelter on Monday, the pup took her first steps since being rescued.
The SPCA says she will be placed in a foster home once she has gained weight and her condition is more stable.
The Houston SPCA operates on 100% donations.
The shelter says it takes a significant amount of funds to treat medically challenged animals who come through their 24-hour animal ambulance and animal cruelty cases.
If you would like to donate to the shelter, click here.