“We really don't know how she was surviving,” Maggie Shaarawi, vice president of Animals Lebanon, a local rescue group, told The Dodo. “According to a few witnesses, she was taken out once a day. Luckily it’s still not summer.”
Eventually, the woman learned about Animals Lebanon, and she reached out to the organization. Then the Animals Lebanon team got in touch with the Ministry of Agriculture, which had the authority to legally confiscate the dog from the van.