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Puppy thrown in Grand Rapids trash can has eye surgery and a new lease on life

A needless act of tossing a helpless puppy in a trash can certainly turn tragic. However, thanks to someone who heard the cries of the frightened dog and came to her rescue, the little pup is ready to find a forever home. As reported by WZZM on Feb. 12, the 8-week-old chihuahua-mix has had eye surgery and is now recovering from her experience.

There are many dogs at animal shelters that need homes.
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The puppy, now known as Foxy, was found by McKenzie Coleman after she heard the cries coming from a trash can outside her apartment in Grand Rapids, MI. It was a frigid night and the dog could have frozen to death. However, the quick action of a kindhearted animal lover saved the puppy from a horrible ending.

"I didn't know what it was," said Coleman. "I looked out there, didn't see anything, and then saw a little puppy in the trash barrel."

She contacted the Kent County Animal Shelter where Foxy was taken. They discovered that the small pooch had some sort of abnormality with her left eye, either from an injury or a defect. During surgery, the veterinarian discovered a large cyst behind her eye. Unfortunately, her eye had to be removed and was replaced with a silicone prosthetic that was put into her orbit. Foxy is now on the road to recovery thanks to a team of heroes that gave her a new lease on life.

As soon as Foxy is back on her feet, or paws, she will be ready to be adopted by someone that will love her unconditionally and give her a warm place to call her own.

According to the Kent County Animal Shelter’s Facebook page, Foxy already has people asking about her adoption. However, they also want animal lovers to remember that there are many others that need forever homes. If you are interested in adopting Foxy or any of the many animals at the shelter, you are urged to contact them at 616-632-7300.