Last December, Alix Mattingly and her boyfriend at the time traveled to Chelem, Mexico, to stay at her parents’ house. Shortly after they arrived, their trip took an unexpected turn.
One morning, Mattingly went out to feed some stray dogs, since she always volunteers for No Mas Perritos, a local rescue group, when she visits her parents. When she and her boyfriend were driving back to the house, they saw something strange on the road.
“I saw this pile in the middle of the road,” Mattingly told The Dodo. “It really just looked like garbage. But the closer I got to it, I realized it was a dog.”