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Tuesday September 1st, 2015 :: 02:18 p.m. PDT

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**UPDATE** REWARD – Suspected Animal Cruelty in Lancaster #LASD

The Board of Supervisors has approved a motion by Mayor Michael D. Antonovich offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of a suspect(s) in connection with apparent chemical attacks involving domestic dogs in the Antelope Valley and surrounding communities. 

Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department - Lancaster Sheriff’s Station, along with representatives from the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control, have been investigating a number of suspicious incidents involving apparent animal cruelty. 

Between Monday, July 20, 2014 and Thursday, August 20, 2015, there have been at least 7 known reported incidents of dogs being found, or brought to local shelters, with what appears to be caustic chemical burns on their backs. 

Investigators have not yet been able to determine if the injuries sustained by the dogs are as a result of an intentional criminal act or some other cause.  They are working diligently with animal care professionals and chemical experts to determine the origin of the substance that is causing the injuries.    

The dogs involved include one golden retriever and six pit-bulls.  There may be additional unreported incidents.  Sheriff’s officials encourage members of the public to immediately report animals in apparent distress who are displaying similar characteristics to those seen in the recent incidents. 

The injured dogs were located in various areas including Lancaster, Palmdale, and Rosamond (Kern County). 

Detectives are seeking the public’s help in developing information in the case and are hopeful that the reward offered by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will provide an incentive for anyone with information to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to call LASD Lancaster Sheriff’s Station Detective Daniel Gore at (661) 940-3851 or (661) 948-8466, or the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control at (661) 974-8096. 

 

If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

 

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ORIGINAL Press Release: Thursday, August 20, 2015

https://nixle.com/alert/5477634/

Lancaster Sheriff's Detectives Investigating Possible Animal Cruelty to Golden Retriever Dog #LASD

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lancaster Station detectives are investigating a report from the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control regarding a recent incident of possible animal cruelty to a golden retriever dog found with a burn on his back.

There is no suspect information available at this time.

The investigation is in its preliminary stages.  Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Lancaster Station Detective Bureau at (661) 948-8466.  If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control http://animalcare.lacounty.gov/

Written by:
Deputy Trina Schrader
Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

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