South San Francisco, CA – June 24th, 2022
From the South San Francisco Police Department Facebook Page
June 22nd, 2022
ARREST – ANIMAL CRUELTY / DUI / RESISTING ARREST – Yesterday our Officers responded to the corner of Grand Avenue at Linden Avenue on a report from a concerned citizen of a dog in distress that was locked in a vehicle by its owner for over an hour. Due to yesterday’s warm weather, the temperature inside the vehicle was over 100-degrees. The dog was removed from the vehicle and the Peninsula Humane Society took possession of the dog. This investigation is continuing to locate and prosecute the owner of the dog for animal cruelty.
While our officers were investigating this incident, a male adult from Daly City drove his truck into a parking stall next to where our officers were standing and collided with a vehicle parked in front of it. Officers contacted the male, who was extremely intoxicated, and had to be removed from the vehicle because he put the vehicle back into drive. The subject resisted our officers and had to be handcuffed.
Officers discovered nine dogs inside the truck bed, which was covered by a closed camper shell. All the dogs appeared to be over heating and in distress. The temperature inside the camper shell was over 107 degrees. All nine of the dogs were removed from the truck and were provided water that was generously donated by a nearby business. The Peninsula Humane Society had to rush one of the dogs to a nearby veterinarian as it was suffering from severe heat stroke. The Peninsula Humane Society took possession of all the other dogs.
The male was subsequently placed under arrest for DUI, resisting arrest, and animal cruelty. He was booked into the San Mateo County jail.
Thank you, officers! Animals can’t speak for themselves and need to be removed from those who abuse them. I can’t believe how people can be so irresponsible with these loving beings.