I never cease to be amazed by how some people treat their animals. This woman literally threw her dog in the trash when she went to move to another state to live with her boyfriend.
But fortunately, this story has a happy ending — for the dog at least. And as for the woman, keep reading.
The dog Fawna has not had an easy life. She lived with a woman in Pennsylvania who should never have been allowed to own a dog. The woman neglected her and starved her until she was only skin and bones.
Then one day, the woman decided that she didn’t want Fawna anymore. She wanted to move across the country to Texas to live with her boyfriend. So she took Fawna out like she was trash and dumped her in a garbage can.
Fawna was trapped in the bin for three days by the very person who was supposed to love her the most. I can’t even imagine how it must been for her!
Then after three days, a garbage man named Nathan Binnie arrived to empty the garbage.
Shocked by what he saw
Luckily, Nathan discovered that there was a dog in the trash can. At first, he couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw the skeletal body, and immediately got his lunch and gave Fawna something to eat.
Then, he drove her straight to the Humane Society of Westmoreland County.
There, Fawna was examined by veterinarian Megan Fritz, who was also shocked when she saw the thin dog.
The woman who dumped Fawna was easy to identify. The dog was chipped and the police could quickly look up who was her owner was. They arrested the woman and charged her with animal cruelty. She later paid $600 and had to undergo a psychiatric examination.
One thing was certain: Fawna would not return to her owner.
Megan at the Humane Society of Westmoreland County made sure to give Fawna both love and food, and it didn’t take long before Fawna doubled her weight.
But the story doesn’t end there! Megan became so fond of Fawna that she decided to adopt her.
Megan says that Fawna quickly adapted to her new life and is healthy and happy now. She even got a big brother, a great Dane named Steve.
Megan is planning to train Fawna to become a therapy dog.
“I think her story is really inspiring,” Megan says.
Watch this news report to see Fawna in her new home:
What a wonderful end to this story! No dog deserves to be treated like Fawna was by her previous owner! I’m so glad she was found alive!