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PACC rescues puppy left in truck bed at mall

Posted at 8:51 AM, Jun 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-22 21:10:03-04

Pima Animal Care Center officials rescued a puppy dumped in a truck bed at Park Place in 104-degree heat.

The young, black, mixed-breed puppy, named, Zoey, was left in Baja Cafe owner Kim Scanlan's truck bed.

In response, Scanlan is matching donations up to $2,500 to PACC's Medical Fund.

Field Services Officer Danielle Hinte arrived to find the dog had been left in the truck for more than an hour with no water or shelter, and only some scraps of food to eat.

Scanlan arrived at her truck to see police and PACC vehicles surrounding her truck.

“It was so hot and she was curled up under the tool box trying to avoid the sun. It was one of the saddest things I’ve ever seen,” Scanlan said in a statement. “I knew I had to do something to help. Even though I couldn’t take Zoey home with me, I could donate to help save pets like her.”

Zoey recovered at PACC and is now in foster care.