It's a happy ending for a dog that was pitched from a car and left to fend for itself on the side of a busy highway in Henderson County.
Bitsy, a three pound Chihuahua, is safe and warm on Monday night thanks to two men who stopped to help her, a rescue agency that took her in and a couple who brought her home.
"I just couldn't believe it. I could not believe it. I was completely disgusted," Corydon Word says.
Word and his brother said they were driving along Highway 60 on Friday when the car in front of them suddenly stopped and threw something out of the car.
"It was just so quick. It was so quick that I thought it was soda coming out of a car," Word says.
The pair decided to pull over and check it out. That's when they realized it wasn't a piece of trash. It was a dog.
"I was shocked. I was shocked that someone actually took a living life and throw it out of their car, just like it was nothing," Word says.
The brothers say they knew they had to do something to help the tiny Chihuahua. So they took it to the New Hope Animal Rescue Center.
Workers immediately called Nedra Wilson, a woman who had been on the hunt for a cuddly, lap dog and asked her to foster.
"I said yes. Yes," Wilson says.
Bitsy, to their surprise, has no broken bones. She's sore and shaken, but is getting nursed back to health.
"I've just wanted somebody I could cuddle and love," Wilson says.
"It's good to know that she's got a good home to go to. Someone who is going to love her and take care of her and be there for her," Word says.
Wilson says her and her husband love their new four-legged friend and are strongly considering keeping Bitsy for good.
"She's a treasure and we're are going to enjoy her," Wilson says.
Corydon and his brother say they didn't have time to get a license plate number because of how fast things happened.
The Director of the New Hope Animal Rescue Center is asking anyone who may know who did this to report it to authorities.
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