• Tiny Puppy with Painted Nails Abandoned in Salinas: Reward Offered



    Pierre1The SPCA for Monterey County is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who abandoned a tiny puppy behind the restaurant Patria on Main Street in Salinas on or around Sunday, July 19.

    A Good Samaritan found the six week old Chihuahua mix puppy in an alley near Patria around 10 pm Sunday night. The puppy was shut in a small lavender purse pet carrier with no access to food or water. He was hungry, thirsty, and crying. The finder, here on vacation, took him to her hotel and fed him, then on the advice of friends and family, brought him to the SPCA on Tuesday July 21.

    This puppy is particularly identifiable, as his nails had been painted red before he was found.

    The puppy, who SPCA staff are calling Pierre, is receiving veterinary services, love, and lots of needed TLC at the SPCA. Our rescues are only made possible by your support. To donate to help rescue animals like Pierre, please call the SPCA or donate online at www.SPCAmc.org.

    Once caught, their owner could be charged with the following offenses: California Penal Code Sections 597.1 (Permitting Animals to Go Without Care), Penal Code 597 (Animal Cruelty), Penal Code 597(b) (Deprivation of Food, Water, and Shelter), and Penal Code 597s (Abandonment).

    If you have any information about this case, please contact The SPCA at 831-373-2631 or report online.  All calls are completely confidential.  




    The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) for Monterey County is your nonprofit, independent, donor-supported humane society that has been serving the animals and people of Monterey County since 1905. The SPCA is not a chapter of any other agency and does not have a parent organization.  They shelter homeless, neglected and abused pets and livestock, and provide humane education and countless other services to the community. They are the local agency you call to investigate animal cruelty, rescue and rehabilitate injured wildlife, and aid domestic animals in distress. Online at www.SPCAmc.org.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on July 22, 2015

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