Yolo County is still looking for information regarding a dog that was found in a Davis dumpster on Sept. 30. The elderly dog – a gray, female terrier mix – was found alive by a maintenance worker at Danville Apartments. Unable to stand, the dog was later euthanized.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has since offered a $2,500 award for information leading to the responsible party. The reward is separate from Yolo County services and will be issued at PETA’s discretion.
“This is a heinous case. An elderly, disabled dog is unable to fend for herself,” said PETA spokesperson Kristen DeJournett. “What would have happened if she was smashed in the garbage truck? Anyone who abuses an animal is a danger to humans.”
Abandonment is illegal under California penal code 597 and carries a maximum punishment of one year in a county jail or a fine up to $20,000. Anyone with information should contact Sergeant Buckley at (530) 668-5236.
– Becky Peterson