A tiny 2-pound Chihuahua puppy who was cruelly tossed away like a piece of garbage is on the mend thanks to a college employee in Santa Rosa, California. “This Chihuahua puppy girl was found by one of our employees, thrown away in a dumpster on the Santa Rosa campus, early in the morning of Tuesday, Oct 27th,” Santa Rosa Junior College shared on Facebook. “The puppy’s arms were both broken recently, possibly prior to being thrown away. However, the dog is also slight enough that the act of throwing the dog away into a dumpster could have caused the fractures.”
Dr. Dan Famini at Sonoma County Animal Services is one of her caregivers and he recently visited with the puppy and provided an update on her with the Junior College’s Facebook page:
“Her new name is “Darla”, she weighs 2 lbs. exactly, he estimates she is about 14 weeks old, and she is scheduled for surgery to repair her fractured legs, soon. He rechecked Darla, chang[ed] her splints and took these photos … There is also one picture of Dr. Famini holding the little Darla, for size comparison.”
She’s so small and adorable in her pink casts with hearts!
Darla will be scheduled for surgery to repair her fractured legs shortly. Currently, she is in a foster home with one of the shelter’s staff and she will be adoptable once she has surgery and her legs get better.
As there has been no information about who abandoned and injured her so far, the Sonoma County Animal Services is hoping someone from the public will come forward with information. If anyone has information on the case, or would like to adopt Darla, they can call Sonoma County Animal Services at (707) 565-7100.
Darla’s rescuers are optimistic about her future given that she is young and now in safe hands. “Even though Darla had a rough start, we think she is going to have a great going forward.”
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