A dirty, shivering Chihuahua that had been stuffed into a burlap sack that was tied shut and left alongside a Mead Valley road was rescued by a volunteer for a Riverside pet adoption center on Monday, Nov. 12, center officials said.
The dog is now being cared for at the nonprofit Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center in Riverside, formerly the Riverside Humane Society.
“It’s horrible,” Carrie Ridgeway, center spokeswoman, said by phone on Monday. “People need to know about it.”
The volunteer, Debra Jordan, lives in the Mead Valley area and was on her way to the center about 9 a.m. when she noticed a stray dog sniffing a burlap sack on Nandina Avenue. Jordan stopped to investigate.
“That’s when she noticed the burlap sack was moving,” Ridgeway said.
It was tied up tight, so she cut the sack open to find a cream and tan Chihuahua shivering inside, Ridgeway said.