Sacto 9-1-1
July 27, 2012
Yolo County authorities seek information in torture, death of dog

The Yolo County sheriff's Animal Services Section is asking the public's help in solving a case of extreme animal cruelty involving the torture and death of a dog in West Sacramento.

At 2 p.m. Thursday, Animal Services officers responded to a call at 1720 Merkley Ave. near Westacre Road regarding a dog that appeared to have been tortured and then killed. A probation officer working with a yard maintenance crew found the 3- to 5-year-old, small, tan and white male Chihuahua mix with its legs bound together and its mouth tied shut, according to a Sheriff's Office news release.

The dog, a stray with no known owner, identification or microchip, was examined by an Animal Services veterinarian. Based on the veterinarian's preliminary examination and X-ray, it was determined that the dog's neck had been broken, authorities said.

Anyone with information pertaining to the case is asked to call the Yolo County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services Section at (530) 668-5287, or the West Sacramento Police Department at (916) 617-4900.

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