When Andrea DesJardins was walking home through West Roxbury, her neighborhood, she was not expecting to find much of anything. But when she spotted a backpack shoved underneath a bush, she decided to get a closer look to see why it was there. As she got closer to the bag, it began to move around. She knew it was odd to find the backpack near the sidewalk, and even stranger to see it under the bush. So, she knew she needed to investigate.
When she unzipped the bag a fluffy little face popped out. It was Jan, a sweet little chocolate brown Pomeranian. The tiny pup had been zipped into a backpack with no food or water and it was not clear how long she had been inside. So, Andrea took her straight to the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) for help. Once she arrived at the shelter, it was determined that his temperature was very low and they began to work immediately to keep her warm with heated blankets. Once she was out of the bag for about an hour, the little dog began to see her loving personality shine.
Volunteers believe Jan is around nine years old and thanks to Andrea, her life was saved that day when she found her in the backpack and decided to investigate. Thanks to her story and cute personality, there are plenty of people lining up to adopt Jan after the mandatory stray hold has passed. So far, no one has come forward to claim Jan and it is unsure if she has an owner out there. She has a microchip, but it was purchased by the Missouri Pet Breeders Association. It seems no one updated the chip with their contact information, so her former owner is unknown. Rescuers are still searching for her owners however, to bring justice for Jan after she was abandoned in that backpack. Anyone with information is asked to contact the MSPCA at 800-628-5808.