Published: Dec 04, 2012 11:52 PM EST

LAKE COUNTY, Fla.-- The Lake County Sheriff's Office is trying to figure out who would throw out a dog.
Deputies found the chihuahua inside a crate, on top of a garbage pile that was scheduled to be picked up.
The people who live at the home where the dog was found say the dog isn't there's.
Now the search is on to find who abandoned the animal.