Dog in a Box: Animal Cruelty Investigation

Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

Sheriff badge Humboldt CountyOn Friday, October 28, 2016 at about 9:30 p.m. a Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff responded to the area of the Fernbridge River Bar for a report of a possible dog in a box. The reporting party directed a deputy to a green plastic container near the river bar. Whimpering could be heard from within the box which contained a black and white female dog. The dog appeared to be a pit-bull/cattle dog mixed breed. There was no food or water for the dog and the container was very confining in size.

The deputy took custody of the dog and transported it to the Humboldt County Animal Shelter in McKinleyville where it is currently being cared for.

This case is being investigated as an incident of felony animal cruelty.

Anyone with information in regards to this case is encouraged to contact Sgt. McCall or Animal Control Officer Patton at 707-445-7251.



  • Henchman Of Justice

    Information – finger print check the container for possible ID of human?

    Or, is that not “cheap enough” like a press release?

  • This kind of S–T is why I much prefer dogs to humans.

    I hope the perp is caught and prosecuted to the maximum allowed by law.

    Lock em up in a small cell for a long time!

  • Two wrongs don’t make a right, never did and never will. I’ll always value human life over animal life, but I think whoever did this should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

  • Since dirtbag animal abusers rarely get their deserved punishment from our courts I won’t bother saying I hope the law catches this person, instead I’ll just hope that he/she has some torturous karma happen to them. Something like they are paralyzed from an accident, they could lose a limb, they fall in a sinkhole and are on the verge of death from starvation before they’re found, or anything else that would give them the same feeling that they gave this dog.

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