• Bulldog Pup Found in Cannabis Grow House Dies from Apparent Abuse

    An investigation was underway Friday into a suspected abuse and neglect case involving an English bulldog puppy that died after being removed from a suspected illegal marijuana grow house in Coachella. The eight-month-old male dog was located by Riverside County sheriff’s deputies Wednesday at a property in the 83-000 block of Calle Colima, where they […]

  • 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 […]

  • Donkey Stuck in Sinkhole Dug out by Construction Crew

    A hapless donkey ended up underground Thursday just north of Moreno Valley, stuck in a sinkhole until a construction crew dug a path to freedom. The wild burro was located shortly after 9 a.m. in the area of Pigeon Pass and High Grove Pass roads, east of Box Springs Mountain Reserve, in an area known […]

  • Animal-Control Official: Trashed Puppies Getting Chunkier by the Day

    Six puppies rescued from a Coachella trash bin, where they were allegedly dumped by a woman found with dozens more dogs at her home, are gaining weight and getting healthier thanks to care from a foster volunteer, an animal-services official said Tuesday. A total of seven days-old puppies were found April 18 in a trash […]

  • Wisconsin University Helps Cat Get New Back Legs

    A tabby cat has new back legs, with the help of some University of Wisconsin-Madison students and a 3D printer. Community Cat shelter vice president Sarah Close says Chicago Animal Care and Control found the stray with infected legs last September and turned him over to the Whitewater, Wisconsin- based shelter. A veterinarian amputated part […]

  • Officer Retrieves Injured Baby Burro

    An officer retrieved an injured burro from a Reche Canyon-area property on Wednesday. The days-old, female burro suffered a laceration in its rear area, but Riverside County Animal Services veterinary team members treated the wound and it does not appear to be life-threatening. Officer Christopher Peck responded to the call on Wednesday morning and drove […]

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