In early November 2016, the Austin, Texas Police Department’s Animal Cruelty Division received a report of a dead dog found in a crate at a busy intersection.

And when the officers arrived, they found what appeared to be a deceased dog, but what happens next is incredible.

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The poor pooch was severely emaciated, with her ribs and bones protruding.

But on a closer look, Officer Ewa Wagner thought she saw the dogs rib cage move up and down.

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