A Mendocino County man has been arrested and stands accused of fatally shooting a couple’s three dogs while they were away on vacation.
On the morning of August 25, deputies responded to the 15000 of Poonkinney Road in Dos Rios, where a couple had returned from vacation to find their three dogs shot dead in their kennel in the backyard.
Home surveillance footage obtained from the scene identified the suspect as 56-year-old Trevor Williams of Willits.
Deputies also discovered that the dogs had been dragged to another part of the yard in an attempt to hide them, and that Williams had tried to clean up the scene.
On August 28, deputies located Williams and took him into custody on suspicion of animal cruelty, offenses committed while free on bail, and violation of a protective order. The motive for the killings is unclear, and the investigation is ongoing.
Williams remains in custody at the Mendocino County Jail on $220,000 bond.