A financial institution theft investigation led authorities to a Corona house of 35 canine — certainly one of which had a number of open wounds and needed to be euthanized — have been seized in a case that one animal management officer stated was “by far the worst name I’ve ever been to.”
The 35 canine — together with seven puppies — lived in dire circumstances, police stated.
Feces coated the ground, “and in some areas, it had decomposed to the consistency of mulch,” in response to a Corona police information launch.
A number of of the canine have been emaciated and confirmed signs of illness, police stated.
The canine that needed to be euthanized suffered a number of open wounds and was in “excessive medical situation.”
The furnishings within the house had been “destroyed right down to the frames,” in line with the discharge.
“Over all of the years of my profession, that is by far the worst name I’ve ever been to,” Animal Management Officer Invoice Sellers stated in a press release. “I’ve by no means witnessed this degree of blatant neglect.”
The canine have been being stored by seventy two-yr-previous Robert Bustamante Flores in his residence within the one hundred block of North Vicentia Avenue, in response to a Corona police information launch.
A search of the house tied Flores to a financial institution theft final Thursday on the Pacific Western Financial institution at 1050 W. Sixth Road.
Flores was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of second-diploma theft in lieu of $30,000 bail, reserving logs present. Whether or not he will probably be arrested on suspicion of cruelty is pending, police stated. He remained jailed Thursday night.
Flores went to the Corona police station Wednesday “on an unrelated matter,” the information launch stated, with out elaborating. After detectives questioned him concerning the financial institution theft, they requested a search warrant to look Flores’ house for associated proof.
Previous to the search, Flores advised police that he lived within the storage and that he had “about 26 canine in the primary space of his residence,” the information launch stated.
After officers arrived, the canine have been faraway from the house and brought to the Corona Animal Shelter to be fed, hydrated and medically evaluated in quarantine.
Authorities ask anybody with info on the cruelty investigation to contact Detective Mario Hernandez at 951-279-3659 or by way of e mail at Mario.Hernandez@CoronaCA.gov
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The canine are presently quarantined as animal management officers feed them, groom them and get them medically handled.
They are going to be out there for adoption beginning Aug. 12.
The canine seized from the house might be obtainable for a reduced $20 adoption charge which incorporates spaying and neutering.
Regular licensing charges ($15 yearly) and micro-chipping ($5) nonetheless apply.
To make a financial donation towards their care, make checks payable to Corona Police Group Partnership and both drop it off at Corona Police Division or the Animal Shelter or mail it in to the Corona PD at 730 Public Security Method, Corona, CA 92880. All donations can be tax-deductible.