More Than 130 Dogs Rescued From Private Facility

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– More than 130 dogs that were rescued by San Bernardino County Animal Care and Control are expected to be available for adoption to County-approved animal rescue partners at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 5, 2013. The dogs involved in this criminal matter continue to suffer from ongoing health and behavioral issues and for this reason will not be made available for public adoption.

On June 18, 2013, while conducting an animal cruelty investigation, San Bernardino County’s Animal Care and Control (ACC) rescued more than 130 dogs from “Rainbow’s End Animal Sanctuary”, a non-profit facility located in an unincorporated area near Apple Valley. The dogs were examined by a veterinarian as they were admitted to the County’s animal shelter in Devore.

In accordance with California State law, the owner of the dogs has been provided proper notice and given 14 days from the date of seizure to contact Animal Care and Control and make arrangements to pay for the dog‟s care to retain ownership of the animals. As of this date, Animal Care and Control has not been contacted by the owner and the dogs involved in this case. The dogs have therefore been deemed abandoned in accordance with California State law.

A criminal complaint has been presented to the District Attorney’s office for review and filing. Because this is an ongoing investigation, additional details are not available.

“It is extremely concerning when a self-proclaimed “animal sanctuary” fails to fulfill its commitment to the homeless animals it has accepted,” stated Brian Cronin, Chief of Animal Care and Control. “We hope our animal rescue group partners will be able to assist these animals in their time of need.”

Interested animal rescue group partners should contact San Bernardino County’s animal shelter located in Devore at 909-386-9820, if they would like to obtain further information regarding the availability of the dogs from this criminal case.

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