Beaten Dog Survives Spending Night in Trash Can

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On Christmas Eve, Pillo a dog from Córdoba, Spain, was abandoned inside a trash container. His previous and unknown owner wanted nothing more with this dog. The pet was matted, beaten and starved. Whoever had him decided that Christmas Eve was the perfect night to toss the dog in a garbage bin and leave him there to die. Fortunately, the dog was discovered and saved.



A woman went to throw her garbage on Christmas Day inside the same bin where Pillo was left. When she opened the container, she found the matted dog,  hardly breathing, whining and crying out for help.

The woman immediately called animal rescuers (La Guarida) and they came to the dog’s aid.

Veterinarians from Hospital Veterinario Puente Genil stated that Pillo was almost starved to death. The dog also suffered from chronic anemia but fortunately, after five days of intensive care at the animal clinic, the dog started to show signs of improvement.

Pillo today. Photo Credit: La Guarida/Facebook
Pillo today. Photo Credit: La Guarida/Facebook


The pet is eating on his own and with each passing day he gets stronger. He is in a foster home and once he is completely healthy he will be available for adoption. La Guarida is thrilled with the hundreds of people interested in adopting Pillo, they hope the miracle dog will find his loving forever home soon. Rescuers encourage those willing to adopt, to consider saving the lives of the other 200 dogs they have in their shelter.