A trucker driving in Minnesota on a subzero night made a sickening discovery. A dumpster fire contained a small puppy at the bottom, whimpering and scared. The trucker, Clayton, didn’t hesitate to grab the puppy from the fire, burning his hands. He rushed the puppy to a rescue center and Phoenix was immediately sent to emergency care.
This is what the puppy looked like just moments after being pulled from the dumpster fire.
Clayton Van Wert
After being rushed to emergency care, the vets shaved his fur to check out the damage to his skin.
The puppy had been doused in an accelerant, proving that the incident was intentional.
Phoenix was burned and abandoned, but also starved. He weighed only half of what a dog his age should weigh.