At first, nothing seemed unusual about the stray Maltese dog that was handed in to Turlock Police Animal Services. But after scanning her microchip, the officers realized just how wrong they had been. Surely, this couldn’t be the same dog? But all the evidence proved that it was, and now they had an important call to make.
May 15, 2017, was a wonderful day for many, but it was especially so for little Trixie, a 13-year-old Maltese dog who was found early that afternoon in Turlock, California. It was an unnamed good Samaritan who discovered the pint-sized pooch, and they’d noticed her in a most unlikely location.
Yes, Trixie had been spotted in the car park of a Walmart store, and her owner was nowhere in sight. The kind-hearted citizen correctly guessed she had been left there all alone and now needed a safe place to stay. Consequently, they handed the dog in to the authorities.