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Maxine, a tiny senior Chihuahua, should have a loving and safe home to spent her days in and be given the best care in the world. Instead, this sweet dog was found in a garbage can, abandoned in 45-degree weather. When she was rescued, Maxine was barely even moving, her condition was truly heartbreaking to see. Now, under the dedicated care of Trio Animal Foundation, this special 18-year-old pup is slowly regaining her strength and returning to life.

Maxine was taken in by the rescuers after the team received a call from the Chicago Police Department about a dog found in a garbage can. When rescued, she was emaciated and had barely any fur left on her body. Immediately, she was taken to the emergency vet to receive life-saving care.

Fortunately, Maxine’s life was saved – she is now slowly recuperating, spending most of her time sleeping and eating to regain her strength. She is receiving multiple meals a day and is kept in a double fleece because of her extreme skinniness. She is slowly improving and beginning to let the carers touch her. The team is doing everything to make her heal – both physically and mentally.

 

After the rescue, Maxine started to get sores all over her skin – possibly because of a secondary skin infection which will be now checked with her vet. As her rescuers say, there still is some fight left in this amazing little dog – and she deserves nothing more than to have a safe and loving place to stay and a patient and dedicated person to show her how good life can be!

To learn more about Trio Animal Foundation, click here.

All image source: Trio Animal Foundation/Facebook

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17 comments on “18-Year-Old Dog Found in Trash Can Proves She Wants to Live”

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Sheena Ramsell
9 Days ago

I hope these people/scum of the earth are caught and punished. Perhaps throw them in a dumpster and leave them There


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Sheena Ramsell
9 Days ago

I hope these people/scum of the earth are caught and punished. Perhaps throw them in a dumpster and leave them There


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Beverly A Buckley
9 Days ago

Tyvm for this rescue she'll come around. .I have,a 17 yo shit zu who just eats sleeps & goes out to do her business. .she my sweet living girl..


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Anne Marie Bamford
10 Days ago

Vile inhuman scum......I don't and never want to understand how anyone could do this.


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Angela Dempsey-O'Day
10 Days ago

People are disgusting!


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Nancy Bromberger
10 Days ago

Evil bastards who do this to an animal they have had for 18 years.


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Kelly Pollock
10 Days ago


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Kay Suddeth
10 Days ago

What kind of scum would do that to a dog you have had for 18 years?! That is as low as it can get. I am very glad someone is trying to give her some care and dignity again. Poor baby. I cannot imagine what a shock to this poor dog.


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Joy Omahoy
10 Days ago

Thank you rescuers


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Kellie Lovell
10 Days ago

I have had two dogs from 10 weeks till 18!yrs old and this is disgusting .. I couldn’t imagine what sort of a person could do this to a beautiful old dog.. they need more love and compassion as they grow old but they give it back 10 fold


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