It isn't known if the puppy had been discarded by his owner, or was perhaps stolen and put there by someone else. Lewis says authorities are investigating the case, but there's no doubt in her mind someone did it on purpose - and that he would have likely died had she not been fortunate enough to spot him in time.
"Who could do something like that to any animal? I don't care who you are; everybody loves puppies," she said. "It's a real coldhearted person to put an animal, any animal, in a garbage bag and dump it on the side of the road. They had bad, bad intentions doing that."
Thankfully, though, the puppy found just the person to help him, not just in that desperate moment, but for a lifetime.