• 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 […]

  • Animal Control finds more than 20 starving horses

    (Clayton News Daily) — Henry County Police say people should avoid the area near a property on Kings Mill Road where Henry County Animal Control found “approximately 22 malnourished and mistreated horses” on Feb. 24. A criminal investigation is underway and warrants have been issued for three suspects. People who want to donate feed or […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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,” […]

  • Palm Springs Man Convicted of Killing Animals at Large

    A 57-year-old Palm Springs man who locked dogs and cats in a moving truck and a storage unit, causing some of them to die, was sought Tuesday by law enforcement officials after he failed to appear for a hearing in Riverside. Douglas John Yates was convicted last week of 20 counts of felony animal cruelty […]

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