Injured shih tzu found in KC trash container improving

08/09/2013 12:22 PM

08/09/2013 12:39 PM

A gravely injured dog rescued last week from a Kansas City trash container is now with a foster family and improving every day.

The 2-year-old male shih tzu, dubbed Ace by staff at the KC Pet Project, was found last Friday with a serious skull injury. A construction worker found him locked inside a pet carrier in a trash container near 63rd Street and Swope Parkway.

After receiving emergency veterinary care, Ace is now at the home of a volunteer, said Tori Fugate of the KC Pet Project. Ace is starting to walk on his own and eat wet food from a bowl.

His foster family says Ace is “prancing” around the house in the morning, according to Fugate.

He had several mild seizures yesterday, but is being treated with medication.

Anyone who wishes to donate to help with Ace’s care can go online to

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