The Victor Valley Animal Protective League (VVAPL), in California, recently shared the story of a man who unwittingly saved that creature's life. While on a drive through the desert, that person had spotted what he initially thought was just another scrap of garbage.
"Trash in the desert is all too common, which is why he was going to drive around it," writes VVAPL. "That is, until it moved."
He cautiously opened the bag, setting free a terrier dog who was, no doubt, very happy to be out.
"Fortunately, the dog was found before suffering any harm, saving him from a horrific death," VVAPL writes.
Indeed, VVAPL says, this dog's sad story has the happiest of endings:
"We named the sweet boy Duff, and he's now in a forever home thanks to a Good Samaritan."