One Arrested During Multi-Agency Investigation Into Animal Cruelty, Says Sheriff’s Department
Karges said that a number of agencies and departments were involved including the Humboldt County Drug Task Force, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, Fish and Wildlife, the United States Department of Agriculture, the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office, the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services Hazmat team, the Humboldt County Environmental Health team as well as Humboldt County Code Enforcement.
“The investigation was sparked by complaints about animal cruelty,” Karges said. “We found numerous dead animals specifically cattle.”
Karges pointed out that a number of people had complained about the property. “It wasn’t just one complaint,” she said. “It has been several. This has been an ongoing issue.”
Some of the complaints Karges said they had received included dead animals in the waterway as well as improper disposal of a dead animal.
While the investigation was occurring at the Jackson Ranch Road, Karges said, The Sheriff’s Office did get a complaint about cattle having escaped from Christie’s ranch near Crannel. There is a current investigation into what occurred up there.