Officials are holding an essay contest to determine the next owner of a Chihuahua who survived being thrown for dead in a canal in Riverside.
The dog, now being called Nemo, was found by a public works employee Monday. Nemo and another Chihuahua that did not survive were tied together with electrical tape over their mouths.
Of course, the adoption is "pending the rightful owner showing up to claim their abused pet," according to Riverside County Animal Services:
A reward of approximately $2,000 is being offered in the case.