Puppy pulled from cold Mich. trash can to get surgery

This Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 photo shows Foxy, a Chihuahua puppy rescued from a trash can, at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Grand Rapids, Mich. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Cory Morse) ALL LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL TV INTERNET OUT
This Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 photo shows Foxy, a Chihuahua puppy rescued from a trash can, at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Grand Rapids, Mich. Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Cory Morse) ALL LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL TV INTERNET OUT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — An 8-week-old puppy pulled from a trash can in Grand Rapids last week is expected to be made available for adoption after recovering from eye surgery.

The Grand Rapids Press reports the puppy, believed to be a Chihuahua mix, was named Foxy by the staff at the Kent County Animal Shelter. She was found the night of Feb. 5 near a home when the temperature was in the teens.

Cassandra Bliss, a veterinary ophthalmologist who is caring for the puppy’s eye, says Foxy is a “very sweet dog” and “everyone in Grand Rapids will want to adopt her.”

Bliss says the dog’s eye was either injured or had a birth defect affecting the eye. Surgery is planned Wednesday on Foxy’s eye, and the dog also will be spayed.

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Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, http://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids

 

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