Originally published 8-10-23 via Facebook
by the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office:
“Seven dogs; emaciated, tick & flea infested, dehydrated and kept on 1-2 foot chains/ropes.
Six dogs; so badly abused and mistreated they had to be humanely euthanized.
One arrest; Marcos Castro-Manzano 31 of La Grange was arrested and charged with Felony Crimes Against Animals
Working off of an anonymous tip reported to our Animal Control Unit, Officers responded to the 10000 block od Bandarilla in La Grange last week. Once they arrived on scene Animal Control Officers knew immediately they needed the assistance of Deputies to make an arrest. Each dog had copious amounts of ticks, so many that at a glance they looked like large tumors, the amount of ticks caused severe anemia. Many of the dogs had rope burns into the third layer of skin around their necks from being tied up.
Unfortunately the abuse of these animals was so severe that six of the dogs were unable to be saved. After being checked by a veterinarian the six were humanely euthanized. One dog remains at the vet.
“These photos are hard to look at, it makes me sick to think about the way these animals have been treated. I can’t say enough good things about the way our Animal Control Staff and the Deputies have handled these cases. Please, if you have animals that you cannot take care of, call our office, turn your animals over to animal control!”- Sheriff Jeremy Briese”
NOTE: The original press release, linked above, includes several graphic photos. Viewer discretion is advised.