If more people would just be a little bit braver and do the right thing and give their unwanted animals directly to the rescuers, it would be so much better, this poor little pup was left, we wonder if the person was ashamed?
Taking a break from his work at the time, Eddie Olivarez worked at Albertsons, a grocery store in Arcadia, California, he found the little pup.
He found the tiny pup in a shoebox left on the ground by the dumpsters, he could have easily thrown the box into the dumpster, not realizing…
But his senses took over and he realized that the box had to be opened, and sure enough there was something incredible inside a one pound pup desperately in need of help!
He really had the biggest surprise when he peeked inside the lid of the box to see such a tiny little pup hiding inside…
It was a miracle that such a tiny little dog was still alive at all, it was a sweltering hot day, temperatures ranged from 97 to 100 degrees F, the pup had no water or food…
The poor little one had a serious eye infection, thankfully, Piper Wood from Hand in Paw, a California rescue group came to his aid and looked after him!
“He [the puppy] had blood on top of his head, and his little eye was popping out …And the dog was so weak. I don’t know when the last time he ate was or had water … he was very anemic and almost going into seizures.”
Piper thinks that the pup is a Shih Tzu mix and quite young too, he really needed love and care to recuperate…
“He doesn’t even have teeth yet …He’s like 4 or 5 weeks, so he definitely needs to be with his mother.”
“I see this kind of thing a lot …When people breed their dogs illegally … they’re not kept in good conditions, and they just want to make money off of them. And oftentimes, they’ll sell them very underage.”
“I think that whoever had him didn’t know what to do when he got hurt, so they just tossed him in the parking lot in the shoebox”
“There are just so many other ways you could go about that. Take him to an emergency vet or surrender him to a shelter. Either one is better than just leaving him in a hot shoebox with no food or water, and very badly injured.”
The vet performed surgery on the pup’s eye the very next morning, it was really close to bursting open, if not treated it could cause many more problems.
“I was really worried about him going into surgery because I didn’t know if he’d make it through, being so weak”
The pup was named Albert Eyestein, Albert in short, and he survived his ordeal and started to recover and get stronger every day!
He will stay in foster care until he can find a new forever home, we hope he finds a lovely hole where he can be happy and loved every single day!
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