Victoria Roman, a trash collector in New York City, was doing her job, about to toss a garbage bag into a trash truck.
Then she spotted something… movement!
She opened the bag and found a cute little puppy dog inside!!
"I reached for the bag and something moved and I found her inside the bag. If she had not moved, she would have been in the back of that truck, most definitely. She was in horrible, terrible condition. It breaks my heart and I don't want to start crying, but she was in really, really bad shape."
The poor pup was so dirty, her fur had matted her eyes shut and her nails were so long she could barely walk.
So Victoria took her to the Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition (BARC) in the Williamsburg district.
A worker at BARC said:
"She's doing great, you know, considering what she's been through. She's a tiny little thing, has a lot of life in her, and not affected by what's happened to her, not emotionally affected by what happened to her. She still loves people in spite of what's happened."
That's so incredible!
The little pup was named Victoria in honor of her rescuer.
Thank goodness that garbage lady paid attention and spotted little Victoria!
[Image via Dogster.]