• Two Dogs Found Caged in Storage Unit Without Food or Water

    A Riverside rental property where two dogs were found caged inside a padlocked storage shed, starving and lacking water, was the focus of an investigation Tuesday by the Riverside County Department of Animal Services. Agency spokesman John Welsh said animal control officers were alerted Saturday night to potentially injured canines in a shed adjacent to […]

  • Woman Who Kept nearly 100 Cats in Wretched Conditions Pleads Guilty to Felony

    A 45-year-old woman who kept dozens of cats in inhumane conditions at her Moreno Valley home pleaded guilty Thursday to 17 counts of animal cruelty. Kristen Gotangco admitted the felony charges during a status hearing at the Riverside Hall of Justice. The plea was directly to Riverside County Superior Court Judge Gail O’Rane, without input […]

  • Good Hope Woman Found Guilty of Abusing Horse, Dog

    A 62-year-old probationer from Good Hope who left her pets in squalid conditions that caused several of them to suffer debilitating health problems was convicted Tuesday of two counts of animal abuse. A Riverside jury deliberated less than a day before finding Susan Violet Guillot guilty of the felony offenses. Riverside County Superior Court Judge […]

  • Owner of Pit Bulls Attacked While Trying to Pull the Fighting Dogs Apart

    A woman suffered minor injuries Monday while trying to stop her two pit bulls from fighting near Corona. The attack was reported shortly before 2 p.m. at an unspecified location south of the city. According to Riverside County Department of Animal Services spokesman John Welsh, the pet owner tried to intervene when the two dogs […]

  • Authorities Take Down Alleged Cockfighting Operation in Thermal

    An illegal cockfighting event planned in Thermal was stopped Thursday by Riverside County animal control officers and sheriff’s deputies. Department of Animal Services spokesman John Welsh said that the operation was uncovered about 7:30 a.m. inside lemon groves in the area of Avenue 77 and Polk Street. Welsh said deputies were the first to notice […]

  • Man rescues dog trapped in cage in Illinois lake

    A fisherman found and rescued a dog that was trapped in a cage in the water. Bryant Fritz found the puppy in freezing water in Kaufman Lake in Champaign, Illinois, WCIA-TV reported Saturday. He took her to get help with the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital. “The team has been busy taking care of her today,” […]

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