INLAND VALLEY HUMANE SOCIETY & S.P.C.A.
Arrest Made in Hot Car Death of Dog
July 10th, Ontario, CA –Jennifer Arriaga was arrested on July 9th for animal cruelty after Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA officers assisted Ontario Police with three animals left abandoned in a parked car. Upon arrival officers found one deceased dog and a second dog and cat alive but under heavy distress. Officers broke the window and immediately began to treat the animals.
The incident occurred on the 3400 block of Shelby Street in Ontario. The temperature inside the vehicle was over 113 degrees. It is unknown how long the animals were left to suffer inside the parked vehicle. The deceased dog was taken to the Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA where a necropsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. The surviving dog and cat are being treated by emergency veterinarians.
Jennifer Arriaga faces three counts of felony animal cruelty charges (Penal Code 597-B)
The dog and cat will continue to be treated and cared for at the Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA pending the investigation.
The Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA would like to thank the San Bernardino District Attorney’s office and the Ontario Police Department for their assistance.
The Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA would like to remind all pet owners not to leave animals in hot cars as animals can suffer long term health effects like brain damage or death in less than 15 minutes.
The Inland Valley Humane Society and S.P.C.A. is a private, non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to providing protection, shelter and medical care to abandoned and injured animals of our community. For more information, contact IVHS at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 909-623-9777.
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