It's been a tumultuous 24 hours for a young Chihuahua mix named Pumpkin.
"She would like to take a nap," said Parker County Animal Control Supervisor Karen Kessler, whose arms Pumpkin was nuzzling into.
The tiny pup was found Thursday, roaming a lot in rural Weatherford. A woman named Vanessa was the one who discovered her. "It was very skittish at first," Vanessa said of the dog. "It didn't want [to go] anywhere near me."
Vanessa's family has had trouble with people illegally dumping on their property, so they set up game cameras. She went to check them to see if there were any clues as to how the dog got there.
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"I was disgusted," she said of what she found.
Her camera captured an image, showing a woman in a minivan with her door open, and Pumpkin falling to the street below. Vanessa reached out to authorities.
"Heartbreaking," said Sgt. Ricky Montgomery with the Parker County Sheriff's Office. "It's heartbreaking, to say the least."
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