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Ivy the One-Eyed “Dumpster Pup” On Road to Recovery

by Amy Drew

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Ivy was left for dead in a California dumpster. Now she’s recovering and will eventually be adopted to a loving family. Photo: NBC


Social media was among the tools that helped save Ivy after someone left the pup for dead in a dumpster near Bakersfield, CA.

Bay area resident Indrani Stangl came across a gut-wrenching Facebook post picturing the young pup in serious need of medical attention.

“She had been found in a dumpster,” Stangl, who volunteers for a dog rescue, told NBC Bay Area. “It was pouring rain. Her eye was actually popped out of her face. She has a skull fracture and also a nasal fracture. The most critical thing was her temperature was about 10 degrees too cold.”

Fortunately, an area veterinary hospital patched her up. She then made her way to a local foster home before traveling north to recuperate with Pound Puppy Rescue, the organization that Stangl volunteers for.

Ivy still requires eye surgery; that will happen soon. Meantime, she’s recovering nicely and will have time to acclimate to “normal life” in a foster home before becoming available for adoption.

“While she is being fostered, she’s going to be socialized with little kids, other dogs and by the time she is ready for adoption, she’ll be very well adjusted and ready to fit into a family life,” Stangl said.

Interested in helping fund Ivy’s medical care? Visit the Pound Puppy Rescue website or the Pound Puppy Rescue Facebook page. You may find yourself a new family member while you’re at it!