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Puppy recovering after being tossed into abandoned field

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Chicha, the 6-to-8-week Chihuahua mix found in Southwest Miami-Dade. Chicha, the 6-to-8-week Chihuahua mix found in Southwest Miami-Dade.

MIAMI (WSVN) -- A puppy is on the road to recovery one day after, a witness said, he was thrown from a car into an empty field in Southwest Miami-Dade.

The witness, who asked to be called "D" to protect her identity, said the female driver of a silver Honda tossed a bag out of the passenger window, Wednesday. She said it landed in the field near her Southwest Miami-Dade home. "I went ahead and picked it up quickly, thinking it was maybe a chicken or some type of bird," said D. "When I put it here, and I opened it on the ground, it was still moving a little bit. As soon as I opened it, the first thing I saw was the tail."

Inside the bag was a tiny, barely one-pound Chihuahua mix. "It was barely alive, it was still breathing," said D, who brought the ailing canine to Knowles Animal Clinic at 1000 N.W. 27th Ave. in Miami.

Veterinarians noticed the 6-to-8-week-old puppy, whom they have named Chicha, was more than malnourished. "[The dog had] signs compatible with head trauma," said Dr. Javier Canabal. "He was having several seizures, his temperature was really low, and he was having also low blood sugar levels."

D said people often use the field near her home as a dumping ground. "[They throw] dead goats, a lot of chickens and birds and even cats," she said.

She said she is outraged that somebody would abandon a puppy by tossing it from a car. "People are very cruel," she said. "I mean, I don't know how people could do that."

If you are interested in adopting Chicha or would like more information on how to help in his recovery, go to the Knowles Animal Clinics' website: www.knowlesanimalclinics.com.

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