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Yolo County Trash Bin Dog Euthanized

Updated on May 20, 2017

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Yolo County Dog Found In Trash Bin

Originally posted October 2, 2010

Davis, California is a medium sized city (64,938 in 2007) in Yolo County, California. It is known for its beautiful bicycle paths and bicycle trails. It is also known as the second most educated city in the United States.

This week Yolo County made the news because of an abandoned dog left to die in a trash bin. The dog was euthanized Friday.

I'd just posted my latest hub on Small Town Epidemic: Animals Abandoned and Left To Die on HubPages. But this poor dog deserves some recognition and the Davis County and Animal Services need your help.

Someone abandoned an old gray dog in a trash bin at Danville Apartments located in the 1200 block of Kenney Place. The maintenance man found the female terrier mix dog on Thursday, September 30, 2010, and Animal Services transported it to UC Davis Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

The dog was unable to stand due to age-related problems and was obviously in great pain. The staff decided it best to euthanize the dog on Friday.

Please don't let whoever did this get away with this crime.

Here are some of the laws applicable in this case under the California Penal Code: Animal Welfare Provisions.

ยง597. Cruelty to animals.

(a) Except as provided in subdivision (c) of this section or Section 599c, every person who maliciously and intentionally maims, mutilates, tortures or wounds a living animal or maliciously and intentionally kills an animal, is guilty of an offence punishable by imprisonment in the state prison or by a fine of not more than twenty thousand dollars ($20,000), or by both the fine and imprisonment, or, alternatively, by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one year, or by a fine of not more than twenty thousand dollars ($20,000), or by both the fine and imprisonment.

(e) For the purposes of subdivision (c) each act of malicious and intentional maiming, mutilating, or torturing a separate specimen of a creature described in subdivision (d) is a separate offense. If any person is charged with a violation of subdivision (c), the proceedings shall be subject to Section 12157 of the Fish and Game Code.

ยง597t. Animals in confinement.

Every person who keeps an animal confined in an enclosed area shall provide it with an adequate exercise area. If the animal is restricted by a leash, rope, or chain, the leash, rope, or chain shall be affixed in such a manner that it will prevent the animal from becoming entangled or injured and will permit the animals' access to adequate shelter, food, and water. Violation of this section constitutes a misdemeanor.

This section shall not apply to an animal which is in transit, in a vehicle, or in immediate control of a person.

This information is up to date (December 18, 2009) and the entire code can be read at

As you can see, California takes animal cruelty seriously. This isn't a state with a "slap on the wrist" punishment. I feel sure if the state investigates the case and finds the dog was initially crippled through abuse additional charges will be filed.

The current problem is the dog had no tags or microchip to identify her. That's why help in needed by those who live in the Danielle Apartments area. This poor girl was placed in the dumpster under the assumption she was already dead or with the purpose of killing her.

Anyone who has any info on the case is asked to call Animal Services at (530) 668-5287, extension 0, or the Davis Police Department at its non-emergency number (530) 747-5400.


Elisa Black-Taylor is a regular contributor to

I did a similar story at that can be found here. Thankfully it had a better ending.


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      Elisa Black-Taylor 7 years ago from The beautiful Carolina's

      check out as it keeps up with the cases. I do know the girl who threw the puppies into the river won't be punished as she as only 12. That's so sad. She was old enough to know what she was doing

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      kathleen 7 years ago

      what I do wonder is that when these culprits are brought to justice , given jail time and/or they ever pay the fine and do they ever do the time,,,i know that some habe done the time but payed the fine??? and when the fine is not paid , what happens then? I never hear anything about that, and what if they do not have money, what happens then, I wonder how much these allegedly animal abusers really "get" what they have done??? Is there any statistic on this, I really would like to know

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      erthfrend 7 years ago from Florida

      This is awful and it happens so much. The crimes done against these innocent dogs and other animals is heartbreaking. I can never understand how humans can be so cruel. Thank you for posting this. I hope they find who did this to this innocent sweet girl. She is at least safe now, an angel in doggie heaven with two of my best friends, Zeke and Trigger.

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      Linda 7 years ago

      I can only imagine how she felt while in pain and life slipping from her little body, to be placed where humans put trash, garbage. She had value and today and for days to come I will think of her and know the angels will be with her for eturnity.

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      Diane Wyles 7 years ago

      Poor little darling, i hope cctv picked up the cruel person,who thinks this kind of behaviour is acceptable.I can only think that the woman in the UK seen dumping a cat in a trash bin, has given evil people the green light to do the same to any animals. R.I.P. sweet baby!

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      Michael 7 years ago

      I love this dog. We should love all vulnerable animals that are abused. He or she is better out of this world. He is at peace now. God bless him and all abused animals.

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      Julie-Anne 7 years ago

      RIP sweet soul and may you be forever happy at Rainbow Bridge. Shame on who ever did this evil deed to this poor dog and hope that the culprit is found and convicted. Very heartbreaking.