Rescuers from Birmingham Dogs Home in England were alerted to the dog's predicament on Friday by an employee at the city park where he'd been found. It's unclear if someone had placed the dog inside the trash can, or if he had taken refuge there himself during the cold winter night — but either way, he clearly needed help.
"Our hearts sunk when we saw it, his eyes peering out the top," a spokesperson for the rescue group told The Dodo. "It’s enough to make anyone’s heart break."
Thankfully, that's the moment everything began to change for the lonely dog.