NEW YORK (AP) — A puppy found badly battered alongside a New York City road has a new home.
The ASPCA tells the Staten Island Advance that Charlotte has been adopted by a loving family with experience caring for dogs with medical needs.
Authorities say the Maltese-Shih Tzu mix was stuffed in a shopping bag and thrown out of a car on Sept. 12.
The little white pup suffered brain trauma, a fractured skull and a broken leg. She required a month of intensive care.
ASPCA spokeswoman Natasha Whitling says Charlotte is still at risk for developing a long-term seizure disorder. But she's now eating, walking on her own and even playing.
Her former owner, who faces felony and misdemeanor charges, is due back in court on Jan. 13.