8-month-old English bulldog dies, Animal Services Department Likely to Pursue Animal Cruelty Case

An animal control officer retrieved a bulldog Wednesday night from a Coachella property that was under investigation by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

The property, located in the 83000 block of Calle Colima, was suspected of being used for illegal marijuana production. Sheriff’s investigators served a search warrant and did discover pot plants and, also, in one of the bedrooms, a dog that needed medical attention.

Riverside County Animal Services Officer Daniel Mora responded and took the bulldog to an emergency veterinary clinic. Unfortunately, the dog’s condition was so severe it died Thursday morning (July 22).

Bulldog Dies After Seized from Illegal Pot Land

Bulldog suffered from a skin condition (likely mange).

Bulldog Dies After Seized from Illegal Pot Land

Bulldog was likely blinds and could not walk.

The dog, a male, 8-month-old English bulldog, suffered from a skin condition (likely mange), was unable to walk and was believed to be blind. Veterinary technicians told the officer the dog’s health was so poor it needed 24-hour observation.

A staff member at the emergency hospital contacted the officer and informed him that the dog went to sleep and did not wake up.

Animal Services has been in contact with the rightful owner.

Animal Services transported the dog to a lab to get a necropsy performed. Officer Mora will await that report before finishing his investigation, but due to the dog’s neglected state, it is likely the department will seek cruelty charges to be filed by the District Attorney’s office.

Image Sources

  • Bulldog-in-bad-shape-coachella-cruelty-investigation-7-22-21-2: RivCo Animal Services
  • Bulldog: RivCo Animal Services Department