Stray Rescue of St. Louis sent out a search team for the dog after receiving a concerned phone call from a local woman.
“Her son had been out walking their dog and came upon this tiny, frail-looking dog in the alley,” Thomson said.
When the rescuer spotted the dog, she filmed the moment with her phone. Wide-eyed and diminished by exhaustion, the little dog can be heard crying, as if asking for help, as she approaches him.
Rescuers named the dog Weezer and brought him to get help.
“This poor soul completely broke our hearts in two,” the rescue wrote on YouTube. “He was shivering and screaming in fear.”