A Chihuahua was rescued from a trash pile by someone who happened to be walking by and noticed the animal locked in a crate. This happened in the Pine Lakes area of Lake County.
The pedestrian who found the old, female Chihuahua took her home, bathed her and then called Animal Services. An agricultural deputy has been assigned to the case is currently working this as criminal investigation.
Anyone with information on how this dog came to be left in the trash is asked to call 352-343-2101.