Dog Dumped in McDonald’s Dumpster: Reward Offered

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The SPCA for Monterey County is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who abandoned a dog in a dumpster at the McDonald’s on Broadway Avenue in King City on Monday, January 10.

At 11:45 on Monday, a concerned citizen witnessed a man toss a small dog into a dumpster in the McDonald’s parking lot.  The dumpster is located in a fenced area and the man tossed the dog over the fence and into the dumpster. The citizen confronted the man who claimed it was not his dog. The citizen asked the man to call the SPCA and he continually denied that it was his dog. The citizen then asked for custody of the dog, and the man jumped the fence, gave her the dog, and drove away.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic adult male, 30-40 years of age, 5’8 to 5’9, with dark brown or black hair, brown eyes, and clean shaven.  He was driving a large American made white pick-up truck  with untinted windows. He had another dog, a small brown wire-hair terrier in the cab of the truck.

The rescued dog, a six to seven year old rat terrier mix, is now safe at the SPCA.  She is thin with an old injury to her left hind leg, and is missing most of her top teeth.

If caught, the owner could be charged with Penal Code 597s (Abandonment) and other possible charges.

If you have any information about this case, please contact The SPCA at 831-373-2631 or 422-4721 x213.  All calls are completely confidential.

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10 thoughts on “Dog Dumped in McDonald’s Dumpster: Reward Offered”

  1. Thank goodness someone stopped him! Rat Poop Human. I pray the brown dog is ok…..Wish they had gotten a license plate number for the creep.

    I am continually amazed at how little majority of people regard animals. Animals are not a disposable piece of trash to be tossed aside when they become inconvenient! UGH!!!

  2. I hope they catch this creep. Is it really that hard to just take the dog to the SPCA office if he didn’t want it any longer? I’d like to throw him over a wall into a dumpster and see how he likes it.

  3. I don’t believe for one nano-second that he wasn’t the owner, didn’t know the owner, or isn’t somehow associated with the owner. Wonder how long he had to drive around to find just the right dumpster? Pond scum!! So glad the woman confronted him!!! God bless her! WTH is wrong with people? Even if it wasn’t his, how cruel to dump a living creature in a dumpster. I would have insisted on taking the wire hair terrier too!

    • I agree 100% with you Laura. I don’t believe it either. You know he was the owner and the first thing I thought about was the license plate number too. Can you believe he was denying being the owner and yet he still had no response to why he would take a dog, particularly one he claimed not to own, and throw it in the dumpster. Whether he is the owner or not his behavior is animal cruelty! That poor little thing. I am worried what he will do when he tires of his other dog. I just can’t understand how anyone could just abandon a dog like a used paper plate. It just burns me up!

  4. What a NASTY devil ….Thankfully the baby is safe…but I am so worried about the little dog that was in his truck. I hope this disgrace is

  5. i love dogs! they are my best friends and have been for years. at one time i had four. now i have two. my dogs have the best life they can have and i love them


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