Overweight chihuahua abandoned along highway gets new chance at life
A disabled dog is on the mend after he was found locked inside a crate off the side of a New Jersey highway. A middle-aged Chihuahua, who has since been named Stanley, was found on the side of Route 80 by animal control on April 29, said Megan Brinster, executive director of Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge. Stanley was with animal control for about a week before the animal refuge was able to take him in. When he was found, Stanley was locked inside a crate and was "frozen in fear," according to a post from the refuge's Facebook page. While he loves being close to people, he is also liking his own space and adapting to his new life.