Dog tied in trash bag and dumped in green waste container found alive

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.

**DOG FOUND (ALIVE) TIED UP IN A TRASH BAG**At some point during her harrowing, two-day journey as a frightened stray, Bebe encountered an individual who placed her in a trash bag and disposed of her in a Harrison's Green Waste container as though she were little more than yard clippings. She was sealed in the bag, and with it, her fate. Eventually taken to the Gold Coast Recycling & Transfer Station in Ventura, a conscientious employee discovered her tumbling out of the large green waste truck and quickly opened the bag to free the cold, 10-year-old Chihuahua. The CEO of the transfer station cared for her 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. 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 Schoenewald compared her phone's image to the dog sitting in front of her. She was confident she had made a match. She quickly called the number listed on the Lost Dog flyer and discovered that it was, in fact, the dog that was reported missing just two day earlier. Words cannot describe the reunion. For that you must watch the video.You have to ask yourself — Who could do such an unspeakable thing to an animal? How could she have even survived such a horrible ordeal? Was it strength of body? Strength of spirit? Luck, perhaps? Maybe it was the universe reaching out, knowing that her family needed her and that it wasn't yet her time to leave them. Maybe she knew that Omar, her 17-year-old human brother, still needed her sleeping next to him every night. But the stars aligned in all the right ways. Theoretical physics suggests that we live in a multiverse, a sea of infinite universes where every possible outcome to each decision actually exists. If this theory is true, then there are versions of this scenario where she didn't find her way home. Maybe in another reality she survived the trash bag but Officer Schoenewald was off duty when Bebe came in and couldn't make the ID. Perhaps a version exists where Bebe was found by a well-intentioned person who decided to keep her for their own, never knowing her family was missing her. Thankfully we live in the universe where Bebe defied all odds and probabilities and found her way home!Unfortunately, there are people in the world and, yes, in Ventura County, who intend to harm animals. We need to speak up and take action because they cannot. As humans we must alert Animal Services of neglect, abuse and cruelty. Do you notice a thinning pet in your neighborhood? Perhaps you see pets discarded to a backyard with no shelter, unkempt surroundings and with little or no human social interaction.This ordeal strikes at the heart of our humanity. And we should feel angry. We should feel something.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.Animal abuse and neglect can happen anywhere and at any time. Check up on your parents' pets. Sometimes aging humans forget to take their pets to see their veterinarian. Sometimes they over or under feed them. Neglect isn't intention but it is preventable. We will not stay idly by! Not in our county! Not on our watch!Ventura County Animal ServicesChanging The Face of Municipal Shelter———————–Media Outlets: You have permission to share this incident and video on your networks. For questions, please contact our Marketing Department at info@vcas.us.———————–KTLA 5 News KTLA 5 Morning News CBS News ABC7 ABC7 News KEYT NewsChannel 3 Ventura County Star Camarillo Acorn Oxnard Police Department California Oxnard Missing Pets Camarillo Missing Pets Moorpark Missing Pets Moorpark Acorn #notinourcounty #notonourwatch Citizens Journal – Ventura County Best Friends Animal Society – Los Angeles Petco Foundation The Dodo Dodo Impact I'm Against Animal Abuse Stop Animal Abuse No Animal Abuse ABC World News Tonight with David Muir

Posted by Ventura County Animal Services on Monday, March 12, 2018

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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14 replies
  1. pennysdachshunds says:

    OH HOW VERY LUCKY BEBE IS!!!! Someone where this family lives has and issue with this Little Dog, maybe She barks a lot outside ::: Chihuahua’s Do as we all Know :: The way This Perverted A.H. took her and had every intent in allowing her to suffer a Horrific Death…. IS Just Simply PUT EVIL! & DEMONIC!!! I hope whoever did this Meets a similar Fate:::: Please stay outside with BEBE from now on Family… I could See the Pure Love and happiness in ALL your faces SO Please Keep her safe!!!

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  2. Bunny Peters says:

    Thank you VERY much to the smart, attentive and wonderful people who helped save this treasure and return her to her family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I hope that whoever did this is found and fully prosecuted (& serves prison time) for their callous and cruel actions…….
    There are spots in Hell waiting for the disgusting POS’s who stole and hurt this precious furbaby. They will burn forever for their cruelty…… here’s hoping that they get there ASAP, after dying afraid, alone and in horrible pain……

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  3. Nancy Raymond says:

    HUGE THANK YOU to the recycling center worker and Animal Control Officer Dereka Schoenwald for their compassion and diligence for this little dog – They are true HEROES – if not for their dedication and persistence this little one would have died. They not only saved a life, Ms. Schoenwald found the rightful owners and reunited them w/the scared dog. I hope these owner’s realized the horrific ending that could have happened and now are diligent in making sure their dog is supervised at all times. Someone knows who the maggot is that is responsible for attempting to kill this dog – Step up, turn them in – they need to be punished for their cruelty.

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  4. Helen says:

    Happy that Bebe was saved and reunited with her family. Thank you to all who made this happened. May the POS who dumped Bebe in a trash bin rot in hell.

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  5. Barkley's Mom says:

    Someone up there was looking out for little Bebe and made sure things fell in place to save her. I wish they would find the POS that dumped her like this, they deserve to be prosecuted.

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  6. Marni says:

    Oh my gosh how wonderful they are such a loving family. It’s good to know they didn’t do this to her. Now it’s time to find the monster who did.

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  7. pamela bolton says:

    Now, thats the kind of stories I like to read. Now found the scum that stole her in the first place and tack their hides to the wall.

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  8. Diana Rowell says:

    God bless you all for a job well done. Wish you could go over to other counties and TEACH their A/C officers and facilities how it’s done as so many are guilty on a daily basis of turning their backs on these innocent victims. I pray these communities are motivated by these examples to get these scoundrels fired and supervisors who condone their inept dereliction of duty voted out. They work for us, yet come of them operate as if we work for them. Shameful!

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