UPDATE: Dogs Found Mutilated in Lucerne Valley; Animal Abuse Suspected

UPDATE: (9:50 a.m. 8-5) Victor Valley Sheriff’s Spokeswoman Staci Parkes verified that they are now in contact with the owner of the dogs. The case is being investigated by the Rural Crimes Division.

UPDATE: On the afternoon of August 4, 2016, Victor Valley Sheriff’s Station Spokeswoman, Staci Parkes told a 24/7Headline News reporter that to date, they have not been provided any of the photos that have been posted online.

The owners of the dogs are also refusing to speak with a deputy and they have even hung up on a deputy who attempted to make contact with them. “We are putting San Bernardino County rural crimes [task force] on the case,” said Parkes. “The person who is being accused has had an ongoing dispute with the neighbor, who is the owner of the dogs. The accused neighbor said he had nothing to do with their death and that the dogs ate rat poison.”


LUCERNE VALLEY – A Lucerne Valley resident located the battered remains of two deceased dogs on the corner of Rabbit Springs and Camp Rock roads. The appearance of the two leashed dogs appear as if they were dragged, likely while attached to a vehicle, until their dead bodies were badly mutilated.

The dogs not only had heavy chains attached to them but there are also ropes and it appears as though the two dogs may have been tied together before the brutal attack.

Although the photos are graphic, 24/7 Headline News believes that it is important to show them in order to help put those responsible for this mutilation to justice. At this time, it is unknown who, if anyone was behind this apparent attack on the dogs but Lucerne Valley residents are asking for answers.

The photos were turned into the police as well as Animal Control according to the resident that made the gruesome discovery.

Anyone who believes they know who is responsible for this potential animal abuse case should call the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, Victor Valley Station at  (760) 552-6800 or those wishing to remain anonymous can call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME.

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