People are calling a little dog's survival amazing, after the little poodle was left in a van at the Burlington International airport for two weeks.
"He had barely just enough energy to lift his head up to greet me and acknowledge I was there," Animal Control Officer Jodi Harvey said.
Harvey said she pulled 12-year old Michou from the van at the airport, where he was left without food or water, in freezing weather. Harvey said she could barely breathe because of the smell from 19 days worth of urine and feces.
"How can you just forget about him, it's hard to believe," Pet Owner Dennis Desimon said.
Police said Michou's owner Pascal Bellon from Frelighsburg, Quebec didn't mean to leave his dog in the van.
"We have absolutely no indication that Mr. Bellon intended to leave the animal or even knew that the animal was in the vehicle," Lt. Jennifer Morrison of the Burlington Police Department said.
Some dog lovers in Burlington don't understand how this could happen.
"What they did was inhumane," Pet Owner Pike Porter said.
Bellon faces a $100 fine, and has given up custody of the poodle. Mischou is staying with a foster family right now. It hasn't been decided yet whether or not he will be up for adoption.
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