Friday, September 19, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Rottweiler rescue founder dies in rural Davis home

By
From page A1 | August 17, 2014 |

The tragic case of dead and malnourished dogs found at a Rottweiler rescue operation in rural Davis took another sad turn Friday with the discovery that the organization’s onetime president, Elaine Greenberg, had died in her home.

Greenberg’s body was found at about 1 p.m. inside her house in the 26000 block of County Road 96, Yolo County sheriff’s Capt. Larry Cecchettini confirmed Saturday. Deputies performed a welfare check after a friend reported that Greenberg did not answer her door for a scheduled dinner together Thursday night, and multiple phone calls also went unanswered.

“When deputies arrived they looked through windows and noticed the woman down,” Cecchettini said in a news release. The officers summoned paramedics and made entry into the home, but Greenberg was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy was performed Saturday morning, but Greenberg’s cause and manner of death have not been determined pending further testing, Cecchettini said.

Greenberg, 74, had been under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office since last month’s discovery of three dead and 11 starving Rottweilers at Second Chance Rottweiler Rescue Inc., the rescue and rehabilitation organization for at-risk Rottweilers that Greenberg had operated as a nonprofit organization since 2002.

In addition to removing the surviving dogs from the property, authorities placed Greenberg on an involuntary psychiatric hold, though she was later allowed to return to her home, she told The Enterprise in an Aug. 5 phone interview.

The case had been forwarded to the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office, which last week requested additional information before deciding whether to file criminal charges in the matter. That decision had not yet been made as of Friday.

Second Chance’s board of directors announced in a website posting last weekend that Greenberg, who had sheltered and found new homes for rescued Rottweilers for more than five decades, had apparently suffered from a “medical issue” and was relieved of her post as president of the organization.

An email sent to an address accompanying the board’s statement was not answered Saturday afternoon.

During her interview with The Enterprise, Greenberg said she ran the operation largely on her own in recent years and that she was hoping to have the confiscated dogs returned to her.

— Reach Lauren Keene at lkeene@davisenterprise.net or 530-747-8048. Follow her on Twitter at @laurenkeene

Comments

comments

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

    UC to create $250 million venture capital fund

    By San Francisco Chronicle | From Page: A1

     
    Putah Creek Bike Path to close temporarily

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Little Free Libraries open at Montgomery

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A3

     
    Project Linus seeks donations

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Rabid bat found at Holmes Junior High

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Students invited to apply for Blue & White grants

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Halloween costume sale benefits preschool

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Telling tales, on ‘Davisville’

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Volunteers sought to make veggie bags

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Storyteller will draw on music, dance

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

    Woodland Healthcare offering flu shots

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Free workout class set at library

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    Explorit: Lots of ways to be a volunteer

    By Lisa Justice | From Page: A4 | Gallery

    Sierra Club remembers longtime walker

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    DHS Classes of 1954 and 1955 will hold 60th reunion

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Nonprofits can get DCN’s help

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

    Register to vote by Oct. 20

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A4

     
    Need a new best friend?

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5 | Gallery

    Davis maps available at Chamber office

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A5

     
    Reception benefits endangered gorillas

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A5

    Davis hosts its own climate change rally

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

     
    Sutter Farmers Market offers local goods

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8 | Gallery

    Wolk applauds approval of stronger rules for olive oil

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

     
    Qigong classes available for heart health

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

    .

    Forum

    Tom Meyer cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: A6

     
    Return to previous plan

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

    Save the ‘pine cone place’

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

     
    Affirm our community values

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

    Project has safety risks

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

     
    Learn more about Paso Fino

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6

    Educate homeless with dogs

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A6, 1 Comment

     
    Cheers and Jeers: Not the end of the rainbow

    By Our View | From Page: A6

    .

    Sports

    Aggies’ new energy could be scary for Big West

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1

     
    No rest for the weary: Aggie TE Martindale busy on and off the field

    By Bruce Gallaudet | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Devils hope the light bulb goes off at Edison

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

     
    River Cats and Giants sign two-year deal

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

    Take Zona and Bama this week

    By Bob Dunning | From Page: B2

     
    Mustangs are no match for DHS boys in water polo

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2

    A’s slide continues as Rangers sweep

    By The Associated Press | From Page: B8

     
    .

    Features

    .

    Business

    Redesigned 2015 Escalade remains breed all its own

    By Ann M. Job | From Page: B3 | Gallery

     
    .

    Obituaries

    Carol L. Walsh

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

     
    .

    Comics

    Comics: Friday, September 19, 2014

    By Creator | From Page: A10