Man arrested on animal cruelty charges after Chihuahua tests positive for meth
The owner of a Chihuahua named Jack Sparrow, brought the dog to the Inland Valley Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center in Upland for erratic behavior. The owner told doctors he believed the dog may have ingested the drug methamphetamine.
Doctors tested Jack and found he indeed had tested positive for the drug. Once this was told to the owner, he left the care center, taking Jack with him. Doctors observed Jack suffering from convulsions and seizures and felt Jack's life was in jeopardy. Doctors called the Fontana Animal Services Team and provided all of the information they had.
Animal Service Officers responded to the owner's residence in the 10400 block of Hemlock Ave. in the City of Fontana, which was given to doctors at the time of check in. At the residence, animal service officers observed Jack still suffering from the effects of the drug and other signs of general neglect, seized him from the owner. Jack was taken by the animal service officers back to emergency center where he continues to recover today.
The case was immediately submitted to the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office, Animal Cruelty Task Force unit for review, and an arrest warrant for felony animal cruelty was issued for the owner. Fontana Police Officers were able to locate the owner near Foothill and Vineyard in the City of Rancho Cucamonga late Friday afternoon. The owner was arrested and booked into the West Valley Detention Center on the warrant.
The owner of the dog was identified as 21-year-old Isaiah Nathaniel Sais from Fontana.
Jack continues to rehabilitate at the Inland Valley Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center in Upland for the time being. Once he is well enough he will be transferred to a temporary foster home where he can continue to recover. Currently, Jack is hyper sensitive to noise, and sudden movement, but he is expected to recover in time.
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