Pup given up for dead in NV has new lease on life

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Updated: 9/16/2013 6:49 am

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — A puppy given up for dead in Elko County has a new lease on life.

The Chihuahua named Trooper was taken to his new home Wednesday, about two weeks after being found whimpering and seriously sick in a trash bin in Wells.

Sheriff's deputies responded to the Flying J gas station in Wells on Aug. 30 after an employee found the dog there.

A deputy located the owners — a couple whose RV had broken down. They said they thought the puppy was dead and decided to dispose of it in the dumpster.

The dog was brought for emergency care to the Elko Veterinary Clinic and diagnosed with parvovirus, an infectious disease that is often fatal for dogs.

D.J. Smith, who adopted Trooper, told the Elko Daily Free Press (http://bit.ly/13Y2die ) that he knew he had to offer a home to the puppy after he heard about his story.


Information from: Elko Daily Free Press, http://www.elkodaily.com

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