While jogging in Etobicoke Park in Toronto, Canada, two friends saw a suitcase lying on one of the lesser-used trails. Curious, the humans approached the luggage. When they got nearer, it started to move, and they heard a soft growl coming from inside.
They were scared to open the suitcase at first. The joggers had no idea what was in it. For all they know, it could be a wild and dangerous animal. But they eventually unzipped it, and a small pup’s nose popped out.
An investigation done by the Toronto Animal Services later showed that the pooch was most likely placed inside the suitcase and then thrown over the nearby hill. The pup was left for dead by a cruel human.
Cold winter day
The two joggers were stunned to see a dog inside the suitcase. They quickly called for rescuers to help the little pooch. It was freezing that winter day, and if she were left on her own, she would surely perish.
Animal control officers soon arrived. They took the dog to their facility, and a vet checked on her.
The medical team estimated that the Jack Russell Terrier mix was around five to seven years old. There were also signs that she had a litter at some point in her life. Thankfully, there were no signs of abuse, and she was relatively healthy. But if she hadn’t been found, she would have frozen to death.
Looking for a new home
The dog, now named Casey, was held at the shelter for five days as mandated by law. This will give her owner a chance to get her back. But of course, they would first need to learn why the situation happened. After that period, she can be put up for adoption.
The mandatory stay passed and no one came to claim her. The staff is now working hard to find Casey a family that won’t let the same harrowing experience happen again. The sweet pooch deserves a better life.
Source: Toronto Animal Services via Facebook