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Friday, November 7, 2014

Stolen Chihuahua Found in Tenderloin Dumpster to Be Reunited With Owner

Posted By on Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 1:13 PM

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  • Kaley recovering
Update: Images of the family reuniting below:

Here's a sad story with a happy ending. 

An 8-year-old chihuahua who was reported stolen over the summer was found in a Tenderloin dumpster this week, wounded and in shock. The good news is the pup has been treated and is ready to go home.  

According to the Animal Care& Control, Lucille Williams had reported Kaley stolen in August; it was especially troubling since Kaley wasn't just a family member, she was also an assistance dog. On Saturday, three months after the pup was reported stolen, Animal Care& Control retrieved the dog from a dumpster, where she was found suffering from eight broken ribs and head trauma. 

Kaley was transported to the ACC emergency veterinary hospital where she's been getting round-the-clock medical care since. Vets were able to track down Williams since Kaley has a microchip' they say she's well enough to go home. 

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She will be reunited with Williams this afternoon. 

Meanwhile, Animal Control officers are seeking the community’s help to find the person(s) responsible for abusing Kaley. Anyone with information that could help investigators is encouraged to call the Animal Care & Control emergency dispatch line at 415-554-9400. Callers may remain anonymous. Also, you can assist with Kaley’s medical bills, by donating to the Friends of Animal Care & Control’s Emergency Medical Fund. 

Update 2:45 p.m.: Awwwwwwwww 

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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