The terrier/schnauzer mix, which has been named Kia by the Kansas City, Mo., shelter caring for her, was discovered Monday by a car lot worker who was tagging impounded cars for auction and saw the pooch jump on top of a Chevy suburban’s dashboard.
The attendant then called police who broke into the vehicle and rescued the dog. It is believed Kia survived by eating trash from McDonald’s that was left in the car, but the fact that she’s still alive really is a miracle.
While she may have had food, she had no water and dogs usually can’t survive more than two or three days without it, and actually need twice as much water as food on a daily basis. Kia is currently recovering from severe dehydration and malnutrition, but is expected to survive.
The Kansas pet project is now looking for a foster home to take her in once she leaves the shelter, but she’ll definitely need some extra care.