Stowaway dog named ‘Carolina’ needs new home

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Gwinnett County authorities say a stowaway dog who survived scorching heat inside a truck as it traveled from South Carolina to metro Atlanta is now in need of a new home.

Authorities say the dog was severely dehydrated and barely able to walk when workers at a Duluth company opened the truck to unload a shipment.

CBS Atlanta reports ( that the dog’s journey to the Atlanta suburb last month began in Denmark, S.C., and lasted two days.

The truck driver told authorities the trailer was not air-conditioned, and that temperatures inside climbed well over 100 degrees.

The dog, who had no collar and no identification, was taken to Lawrenceville Suwanee Animal Hospital and caretakers named her “Carolina.” Authorities say she’s expected to fully recover, but needs a new home.


Information from: WGCL-TV,

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