Vacaville Doctor Accused Of Hoarding Dead Cats In Her Freezer

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VACAVILLE (CBS13) – A Vacaville doc has been arrested and has travel nether occurrence from the aesculapian committee for allegedly hoarding dormant cats successful her freezer.

The Kaiser Permanente doc is besides accused of kid endangerment aft her lad was removed from what investigators called “dirty” and “unsafe” conditions.

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Is she inactive seeing patients? The abbreviated reply is no. Kaiser says Dr. Rebecca Darsey is nary longer seeing patients but we inactive don’t cognize however agelong that’s been the case.

An eight-page transgression ailment details an probe that started successful 2018. Dr. Darcey, a household medicine doc successful Yolo County, is said to person engaged successful disturbing behavior.

State aesculapian committee documents uncover Darsey, whose bio is up connected Kaiser’s website, is facing 31 counts of carnal cruelty and 1 number of kid endangerment. Six dormant kittens were recovered successful her freezer and officers recovered 24 cats (six deceased), 5 dogs, and 8 exotic birds connected the property.

Detectives with the sheriff’s bureau besides elaborate the conditions astatine the physician’s location backmost successful 2019, saying determination were, “birdcages afloat of excrement, canine kennels with feces successful them, and 3 ample cats moving astir connected the counters of the kitchen.”

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Darsey’s 10-year-old lad was removed from the location aft authorities accidental he: “was incapable to slumber successful his ain room, owed to it being utilized to location animals.”

A aesculapian board-ordered psychiatrist recovered the long-time doctor: “suffered from accommodation upset with mixed anxiousness upset and depressed mood.” And that the: “respondent was self-prescribing prednisone, Effexor, and Maxalt, and did not person a superior attraction supplier that was monitoring her aesculapian conditions.”

The psychiatrist recommended ongoing monitoring saying: “The physician’s continued signifier does not airs a menace to nationalist wellness astatine this time, but determination is simply a hazard that it could successful the future.”

A records hunt shows Dr. Darsey’s aesculapian licence is inactive valid, and erstwhile we asked Kaiser if she was inactive seeing patients, they told america successful a statement:

“Dr. Darsey is not presently seeing patients oregon providing services to Kaiser Permanente members. Out of respect for privateness and due to the fact that this is simply a unit matter, we cannot supply immoderate further information.”

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We reached retired to the authorities aesculapian committee for remark connected tonight’s story– but we ne'er heard back. Records amusement Dr. Darsey’s aesculapian licence expires astatine the extremity of 2021.

Adrienne Moore

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