Dead dog found dumped in trash bag under Paso Robles bridge
July 15, 2016
A group of horseback riders found a dead pit bull inside a trash bag under the Union Road bridge in Paso Robles last Friday. The dog, a large male, had a detached jaw, and veterinarians say it suffered head trauma. [KSBY]
After finding the the pit bull, the horseback riders called Foxy Doxy Dachshund and Dog Rescue. Stacey Wideman, the owner of the animal rescue organization, said when she arrived at the scene, she found the dog badly decomposed.
The pit bull had been there for a few days, and it’s head had obviously been smashed, Wideman said.
Wideman took the dog to El Camino Veterinary Hospital in Atascadero. There, veterinarians determined the pit bull suffered traumatic head injuries.
Community members raised money to have the dog cremated and given a proper burial.
The dog did not have a microchip, and Wideman’s team is still searching for the pit bull’s owner. A suspect could face animal cruelty charges.
Anyone who has information about the case or a possible suspect is urged to call San Luis Obispo County Animal Control Services at 781-4400.