GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- The news couldn't be better for "Foxy" the dog. The 8-week-old chihuahua-mix puppy was discovered in a trash can outside a Grand Rapids apartment complex last week.
McKenzie Coleman says she was sitting on her couch in her living room on the evening of February 5th when all of the sudden she heard some faint crying.
"I didn't know what it was," said Coleman. "I looked out there, didn't see anything, and then saw a little puppy in the trash barrel."
McKenzie and her family took care of the puppy for a week before contacting animal control earlier this week.
"If I hadn't found the puppy, it could have died," added Coleman.
The Kent County Animal Shelter realized immediately that Foxy had an issue with her left eye, and surgery was scheduled for early Wednesday morning.