KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KSHB) - A 12-week-old puppy is making an amazing recovery after being left alone in a car for a month.
Kia is sitting pretty now, but just days ago it was all about survival after she was left inside an abandoned suburban that was towed to the Kansas City impound lot.
She couldn't get out and only had trash in a fast food bag and old cigars to eat.
"It's devastating to hear and then it's inspiring to hear at the same time," said Tori Fugate, with Kansas City Pet Project. "Hearing how this little girl who's 12 weeks old has lived in this car for this long in those conditions is just amazing."
A lot employee spotted the pup in the dashboard of the car and called police, who then turned Kia in to the Kansas City Pet Project.
Besides being dehydrated and underweight, Kia is expected to survive.
Many have cursed the cool, rainy spring the area's been having, but for Kia the weather made all the difference.
As for the owners who abandoned Kia, animal control is using the car's license plates to try and track them down. If they are found, neglect charges will be filed.
Kia will stay with foster parents until she's healthy and will eventually be ready for adoption.
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