A tiny dog had been tied in a trash bag and thrown into a Harrison’s Green Waste container in the Ventura, California area by an unknown cruel individual late last week. Bebe had been missing from her home for two days, and it seemed as if her tragic fate had been sealed in a trash bag destined to be crushed and dumped with yard clippings at the Gold Coast Recycling & Transfer Station.
Bebe got lucky – very lucky! A conscientious employee at the recycling center discovered the ten-year-old Chihuahua tumbling out a large green waste truck and quickly opened the moving trash bag to find a shivering little pooch. And then came even more compassion and heart; the CEO of the transfer station cared for the frightened dog throughout the night and brought her to the Camarillo Animal Shelter the next morning.
“Now that you have survived this nightmare, the next step is finding your way home,” the Ventura County Animal Services posted on their Facebook page. “You can’t speak, so you can only hope for another miracle. For that we turn to the dedicated and diligent staff at Ventura County Animal Services. Animal Control Officer Dereka Schoenewald happened to glimpse the face of this wide-eyed house pet when she was delivered into our care. What were the chances that these two would even see each other given that VCAS intakes 30 pets each day? But luck, let’s call it, smiled down once again on this canine companion. Officer Schoenewald recognized the dog! She looked similar to a dog she swiped through earlier that morning on Oxnard Missing Pets, a popular Facebook page dedicated to reuniting lost pets with their families,”
Officer Shoenewald compared the photos and called the phone number listed on the flyer – it was a match. Heroes come in all shapes and sizes and from places one could never imagine. Do angels really exist and protect us? Many thanks to all of the heroes who have made Bebe’s rescue a success.
(Photo via screenshot by Ventura County Animal Services)
Check out Bebe’s video here. Have your tissues ready for tears of joy; your heart will indeed smile.
VCAS is currently investigating this horrible act of animal abuse. If you have any information regarding this incident, or to report any other acts of animal cruelty, abuse or neglect, please contact Officer Bryan Bray at (805) 383-4717. Your identity will remain anonymous but your words may save a life.
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