On a hot Saturday afternoon, three tiny dogs huddled together inside an old tire, attempting to escape the bright sun.
The deflated tire sat on a shoulder of an empty dead-end road in Muscoy, California, just underneath a freeway overpass. In such a desolate location, chances that the abandoned dogs would survive the extreme heat were slim — but their luck was about to change.
A driver who took a wrong turn spotted a matted white terrier perched atop the pile of garbage. Sensing the animal needed help, the man called Faith Easdale, a local dog rescuer with Dream Fetchers: Project Rescue. Easdale receives this type of call far too frequently.