Arrest of Corona Man in Connection with Bank Robbery Leads to Animal Cruelty Investigation Involving 42 Dogs

While investigating a 72-year-old Corona man they believe was behind a recent bank robbery officials uncovered more than 40 dogs living at his home in conditions of extreme neglect, police said Thursday.

Robert Bustamante Flores was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of bank robbery after going to the police station on an unrelated matter, according to a statement from the Corona Police Department.

It was unclear why Flores had made contact with police, or what led authorities to believe he was a suspect in the case. However, police believe he went into a Pacific Western Bank branch at 1050 W. Sixth St. on June 20 and was given cash after handing a teller a demand note.

After questioning Flores about the robbery, officers wrote a search warrant for his home in the 100 block of North Vicentia Avenue to look for related evidence.

Flores disclosed that he had roughly 26 dogs living in the main area of his home, saying he lived in the garage portion.

When animal control officers went to his home Wednesday night, it took about 75 minutes for them to find and recover a total of 35 full-grown dogs and seven puppies on the property.

“Over all the years of my career, this is by far the worst call I have ever been to,” Animal Control Officer Bill Sellers said in the statement. “I have never witnessed this level of blatant neglect.”

The home’s interior was in a state of extreme disarray, with furniture destroyed down to the frames, officials said. In some areas, the dog excrement that covered the floor had decomposed to a mulch.\

Many of the recovered hounds were emaciated and exhibited symptoms of disease, and at least one adult dog in an extreme medical condition with several open wounds was euthanized, according to police.

All the canines have been rehoused in the Corona Animal Shelter, where they are being fed, given water and quarantined awaiting further evaluation.

Man Broke Into Riverside Home, Killed Siberian Husky Puppy With Machete: Police

A 23-year-old man was arrested after allegedly breaking into a Riverside home, stealing multiple items and killing a puppy with a machete, Riverside authorities announced on Monday.

Riverside officers were called to a home in the 10300 block of Wagner Way around 2:30 p.m. on Sunday after receiving reports of a possible vehicular burglary in progress.

Armando Medina, a transient, allegedly kicked open the back door of the home, entered the property and began stealing numerous items prior to authorities’ arrival, the Riverside Police Department stated in a press release.

Medina then ran to the backyard where he allegedly killed the puppy with a machete and attempted to flee in the resident’s vehicle, police said.

Armando Medina is shown in a booking photo released by Riverside police on July 31, 2017.

The victims surrounded Medina on the street and captured him before he was able to steal the vehicle, according to police.

Officers arrived on the scene a short time later and took Medina into custody after a struggle.

Authorities from the Riverside County Department of Animal Services responded and took possession of the deceased puppy, police added.

The dog was an 8-month-old Siberian husky, according to John Welsh, a spokesman for Riverside County Department of Animal Services.

Medina was booked into jail on suspicion of residential burglary, attempted auto theft, cruelty to an animal, resisting arrest using violence and parole violations.

Shelter Accidentally Kills a Familyy Dog

A pet owner is sharing her story to warn other dog owners so cases like these don’t ever happen again: animal control officers mistakenly euthanized a dog that was scheduled for pick-up after two dogs escaped the yard.

The shelter said it was an accident, and the employees have been disciplined and other employees will be re-trained. Cathy Foster, the owner, says that her two dogs kept escaping the fenced yard even though they kept repairing the fence….
Animal control officers collected the two dogs. Although Foster had to pay a fee to pick up the dogs, she didn’t mind it and arranged to pick up the dogs a couple of days later.

However, when she arrived at her arranged time, she realized she was a couple of hours too late as one of her dogs had been mixed up and euthanized by an officer. Hopefully nothing like this will ever happen again! Watch a video about this below.w

Familyy Demands Answers After a Utility Worker Fatally Shoots Dog

A utilities worker in Livonia shot and killed a family dog, and now the family is demanding answers.

The dog was in the yard when the utility worker shot her with his gun. The dog died in the family’s arms as they watched the utility worker walk over from the neighbor’s yard.

The utility worker said the dog lunged at her, but according to the owner, the dog would never lunge at anyone and the family had an invisible fence set up that the dog would not be able to cross.

The utility worker was later confirmed to be performing a survey for AT&T, and has now been put on leave. Hopefully he receives proper punishment for his actions! Watch a video about this below.

Family Demands Answers After a Utility Worker Fatally Shoots Dog

A utilities worker in Livonia shot and killed a family dog, and now the family is demanding answers.

The dog was in the yard when the utility worker shot her with his gun. The dog died in the family’s arms as they watched the utility worker walk over from the neighbor’s yard.

The utility worker said the dog lunged at her, but according to the owner, the dog would never lunge at anyone and the family had an invisible fence set up that the dog would not be able to cross.

The utility worker was later confirmed to be performing a survey for AT&T, and has now been put on leave. Hopefully he receives proper punishment for his actions! Watch a video about this below.

Dog Forced To Suffer In Abandoned Home Gets Shot By Landlord As He Tried To Escape

his is Lucky, a pit bull, who really wasn’t all that lucky. Before he got shot in the face, Lucky had been abandoned and was living alone inside a home where he was cold and hungry. He had managed to chew his way through two different doors in an effort to get out and also broke a window in desperation to be free.

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Tragically, the landlord shot Lucky just as he had gotten free. One bullet broke the bone in Lucky’s front leg, the other went into his nose. After the shooting, Lucky was rushed to an emergency vet clinic and a loving family even offered to foster him while he recovered!

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The good news is that Lucky didn’t suffer from any after effects from the shooting. The family soon realized that Lucky absolutely loved to go swimming, in fact, they have a hard time getting Lucky to come back in the house once he is in the pool!

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Lucky may not be the best swimmer, but he is enjoying himself, and that is all that matters! He has been through enough sadness, so let him splash in the water and enjoy life! To make sure Lucky is safe in the water, they got him his very own life jacket!

Dog Discovered Burned And Dumped Alone

Police are now investigating a case of animal cruelty after a poor dog was found to be burnt and dumped alone in Davenport.

Public works employees found the dead animal in the area where Miller Avenue and South Concord is on Wednesday morning (July 19th, 2017).

Animal control, unfortunately, could not find a microchip or a license tag that could track down the owner of the dog. The dog’s breed is believed to be a Rottweiler.

Hopefully whoever is responsible for this poor dog’s death will be found as soon as possible and given justice! If you have any information, please contact the Davenport police department.

Dog Mercilessly Dragged Behind Moving Vehicle Has Been Stolen From Animal Shelter

The poor dog you see in this picture is named Felony  her story is a tragic one. First, it started when she was dragged behind a car by her owner. The clueless owner had no idea that Felony had jumped out of the truck and was being dragged behind.

To make matter worse, her owner decided to treat her injuries at home (and, no , he was not a trained medical professional).

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Finally, Felony was taken to the animal hospital. Her owner left her there and didn’t even bother to call to check on her condition – or come get her when she was ready to go home. Felony was sent to the Humboldt County Animal Care and Control when she was released from the hospital.

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This Dog Was Found Covered In Tar, But He’s Unrecognizable (and Loved!) Now

I WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND WHAT GOES THROUGH THE MIND OF SOMEONE WHO CAN INTENTIONALLY BRING HARM TO AN ANIMAL. IT DOESN’T MATTER IF IT’S A SMALL KITTEN OR A SCALY SNAKE — THE FACT THAT PEOPLE ABUSE AND NEGLECT THESE CREATURES NEVER FAILS TO INFURIATE ME.

IF YOU’RE OF THE SAME MIND, BUCKLE UP, BECAUSE THIS STORY IS A DOOZY.

It all started when two boys were walking down the street in Lanus, Argentina, when they saw an unspeakable horror – a dog fully covered in tar.

If the dog looks like a statue, that’s because the tar was so thick that he could hardly move.

It’s not clear whether the dog fell into the tar himself, or whether someone threw him in there and left to die.

Thankfully a police officer escorted the boys and the dog — who could barely move — to Zoonosis Lanus shelter.

“We bought a lot of things, we watched tutorials on the Internet, and we were trying and checking all the products and their results,” explained volunteer Myriam Ortellado.

Homeless Man Sells Limes To Raise Funds For Stray Cats’ Food

The story of a homeless man named “Loong Dum” has gone viral after he was found selling limes by the Mo Chit BTS station in Thailand to raise money for a stray cat.

Dum would walk around the area with bags of limes and wears a sign that says, “20 baht per bag, profits will pay for stray cat’s food expenses.”

His story began to capture the hearts of so many people after a woman in Thailand took a photo of him and posted it along with Dum’s story on the Internet.

According to Warunya Wattanasupachoke, she met Dum at the walking overpass and decided to buy some limes for herself. She also discovered that the lime supply he has been selling has been provided by kind-hearted people who do not charge him any money.

Warunya said that “Loong Dum” is friendly and polite.

“We shouldn’t judge someone based on their appearance,” Warunya says. “Take Loong Dum for example. Though he is homeless and rugged-looking, he has a big heart.”