Photo: R.I.P. little girl
CLARKSBURG – On April 10 an injured pit bull was on the side of the road on Willow Point East, east of Jefferson Boulevard.
Animal Services came and found the tan and white female laying in the dirt, with cropped ears, emaciated and an infected scar on her abdomen.
Animal Services began care on the injured dog in preparation for surgery. A second call came in concerning another pit bull running loose in the same area where they found the first one. Both dogs did not have collars or microchips.
The white and tan dog’s injury included an improper spaying attempt in which braided fishing line was used to suture the her. The damage and infection were too much to save the dog, who was humanely euthanized.
The Yolo County Animal Services announce that “in the past 180 days, Yolo County Animal Services has picked up sixteen dogs abandoned in the area of Clarksburg. Ten of those sixteen dogs have been Pitbulls; most of which have had cropped ears and been found in poor condition (injuries, emaciated, etc.). Most often, these dogs are found on South River Road, Willow Point Rd, Babel Slough Rd, and County Road 141, in Clarksburg.”
In addition, they appeal – “We are asking for public assistance in remaining vigilant in these areas if people and associated vehicles are observed abandoning dogs. If anyone has any information identifying the owner(s) of the two Pitbulls picked up on 04/10/18 please contact Yolo County Animal Services immediately at email@example.com or (530) 668-5287. If anyone witnesses a person(s) or vehicle abandoning a dog in the Clarksburg area, please also contact Yolo County Animal Services immediately at (530) 666-8282. We thank you for all your help in resolving this problem in our county.”