KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 9, 2013)--A Kansas City animal shelter is now caring for a puppy that authorities say survived for nearly a month inside a locked car was impounded in a city lot.
The 12-week-old puppy, which was named Kia, evidently survived by eating trash left in the car, but terrier and schnauzer mix didn't have access to water.
Toni Fugate, a spokeswoman for the city's animal shelter, said the puppy was dehydrated and malnourished, but it is expected to survive.
Records show that the car was towed to the lot on April 8.
An employee of the lot saw the dog Monday afternoon and called police, who broke into the car.