Your County Government Community
Services
Healthy
Kids & Families
Business
Resources
Environment Public Safety Jobs

County News

Latest News
County Recognition
County Television Network
Board Of Supervisors Meeting Video
Public Information Officers
County Officials Contact List

Animal Services Raids Dog Rescue Group

Printer Friendly
Font Size Extra Large Font Size Large Font Size Default
Dog in cage

March 10, 2010

Animal Control Officers from the County of Department of Animal Services executed a search warrant this morning on a rescue organization and found 60 dogs inside a residence on Moreno Avenue in Lakeside.

The dogs were being kept in crates that were stacked at least two high throughout the home and officers were told that the dogs were only let of the crates once a day. Many of the dogs have skin conditions, upper respiratory disease or other illnesses. In addition, most of the dogs have injuries to their feet and noses from trying to escape from their crates.


Video  Animal Control officers remove dogs from home.


An Animal Control officer walks one of the dogs from the property. 

The animals are being triaged on site by veterinary staff to determine the level of injury or illness. After being evaluated, the animals will be transported to the three County animal shelters located in Carlsbad, Bonita, and San Diego for additional and continued care. 

The operator of the rescue organization, Alice Via, was taken into custody at the scene and is facing numerous animal cruelty and neglect charges.  

All of the animals will be treated and evaluated but will not be immediately available for adoption until the conclusion of the investigation.

 

 

 

 

 


Email Updates  Get County news and information delivered to your inbox