In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a senior Yorkshire terrier was abandoned outside of an animal shelter on Monday. She had been sealed in a plastic container and left to die.
According to the Pennsylvania SPCA, where the dog, was abandoned outside of the building, temperatures exceeded 90 degrees, and it is not clear how long the dog had been left there before a volunteer discovered her dangerous plight.
“Luckily for Gertie, an attentive volunteer saw the container and opened it up to find Gertie inside. Gertie was covered with fleas and a coating of flea dirt, but otherwise spunky and strong.
We named her Gertie because Gertude means ‘spear of strength.'”
Gertie only weighs four pounds, and it is hoped she can gain some weight quickly and start feeling better. She is one perky pooch according to her caregivers. There are no clues as to her owner. Anyone with information is urged to contact the SPCA at (.
To help with her recovery, donations can be made by clicking here.
(Photos via Pennsylvania SPCA)
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