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Poodle Survived Nearly 3 Weeks Inside Van

Posted on Jan 20, 2009 - 9:08 AM
Police: Poodle survived nearly 3 weeks inside van without food, water at Vt. airport garage

By Associated Press

8:56 PM EST, Jan. 15, 2009

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Police say a poodle mistakenly left for
nearly three weeks inside a van in a Vermont airport parking garage has

The 12-year-old miniature poodle lost half its body weight and endured
subzero temperatures.

Police believe it was without food and water for 19 days.

Police say the dog is recovering and not available for adoption.

The male dog was discovered Jan. 6 after someone reported a foul odor
coming from the vehicle.

The owner, 50-year-old Pascal Bellon of Frelighsburg, Quebec, says he
didn't know the dog was in the vehicle.

He was issued a ticket for cruelty to animals and has agreed to give up
custody of the pet and pay veterinary bills.

Copyright 2009 Associated Press

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