Looby, a volunteer for the Detroit Animal Welfare Group (DAWG), went out on her lunch break to try and find the dog. She and a coworker drove up and down the street, but they didn't see anything. Then they passed a trash heap on the snow-covered curb.
"There were some boxes, trash bags and a chair sitting at the curb for pickup day," Looby told The Dodo. "As we passed the trash, I noticed that there was a dog curled up in the tightest little ball possible."
The dog wasn't the "small dog" Looby expected, but a large pit bull mix. Whatever size he was, he needed help. It looked like someone had tossed him out with their unwanted belongings. The dog was curled up on an old chair.