A web based video displaying a battered Chihuahua pet gasping for air led to the arrest of a California man in connection to the animal’s “savage” slaying, police and county officers stated.
Angel Ramos, 19, was busted by cops who obtained a tip a couple of social media submit late Saturday displaying the potential killing of a canine that had a “massive laceration” on its neck because it struggled to breathe and a younger man “stood over it making feedback about what he simply dedicated,” Riverside police stated Sunday.
Investigators traced the profile and responded to an house complicated to seek for the suspect and located Ramos — who had unlawful steel knuckles and contemporary bloodstains on his clothes, in addition to cuts to his fingers, police stated.
Cops additionally discovered a 4- to 6-month-old Chihuahua “barely alive” in Ramos’ bed room with a extreme neck wound. The gravely injured canine was rushed to an emergency pet clinic, however the animal finally needed to be euthanized, police stated.
Ramos was later charged with two felonies: cruelty to an animal and unlawful possession of steel knuckles. He was booked right into a Riverside detention middle, however was launched hours in a while a discover to look quotation because of the present emergency bail schedule for non-violent offenders, police stated.
Makes an attempt to achieve Ramos early Tuesday have been unsuccessful.
“This seemed to be a really savage act dedicated towards this poor animal,” Riverside County Division of Animal Companies Director Julie Financial institution stated in a press release. “It’s unlucky the canine couldn’t be saved. Nonetheless, we admire Riverside police taking the lead in this suspected cruelty case.”
Some of Ramos’ neighbors, in the meantime, stated they have been shocked by the allegations.
“Truthfully, I believe it’s actually cowardly to do one thing like that, to [harm] an animal, you understand?” Riverside resident Michael Willis advised NBC Los Angeles.
At the very least one officer was additionally dismayed that Ramos was sprung simply hours after being taken into custody.
“It’s very irritating,” Officer Javier Cabrera advised the station. “We take folks to jail and sadly they’re getting launched hours later typically earlier than the report is even completed … He’s only a violent particular person. He shouldn’t be on the streets.”