This is one heck of a survival story! Can you imagine going without water for an entire month?

The weather is getting pretty warm these days, and being locked inside a car can only make things worse as the sun beats down. A puppy has miraculously survived that exact ordeal.

The 12-week-old puppy, which has been named Kia, apparently survived by eating trash left in the car. The terrier and schnauzer mix didn't have access to water.

Toni Fugate, a spokeswoman for the city's animal shelter, says the puppy is dehydrated and malnourished but is expected to survive.

I feel awful when I forget to fill my dog's water dish before I leave for work! This little puppy is one lucky and strong animal.