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APPLE VALLEY — Apple Valley Animal Services officials said nine of 13 starving and sick dogs that were seized from a home in the 16000 block of Rimrock Road are making progress under the care of the Town's veterinarian after they were found during an earlier "routine dog license investigation." Officers served a warrant at the home last month after the earlier license investigation revealed "severely emaciated dogs" living in "unhealthy conditions," according to AVAS officials. Authorities said it also appeared that the resident also was keeping more than the permitted number of dogs.Of the 13 dogs removed, authorities said one died April 10 while being transported to the veterinarian for emergency medical care and two have since been euthanized due to illness caused by starvation. AVAS officers also reportedly found one dead dog in a trash can on the property. Nine living dogs were transported to Apple Valley’s Municipal Animal Shelter, and authorities said they have gained weight.A case against the dogs' owner will be forwarded to the San Bernardino County District Attorney to decide if felony animal cruelty, animal neglect, and failure to provide veterinarian care charges will be filed.The resident reportedly told AVAS staff that she was a “transporter” and “foster home” for various unidentified animal rescue organizations. AVAS officials said that "numerous" individuals and animal rescue organizations have since contacted the Town to claim ownership of the dogs.However, Animal Services officials said their staff has not received accurate medical history and vaccination documentation from the interested parties to prove ownership.Authorities said it is not known when the dogs will be available for release and adoption, but AVAS officials will notify the public should the dogs become available for return-to-owner, adoption, or foster placement.
Dog owners can register for on-site snake avoidance training by Pet Obey and pick up free goodie bags from vendors and sponsors while supplies last. Low cost microchip services and pet vaccination clinics will be offered all day (cash only), and on-site dog licensing is available for Apple Valley residents. Children will love the exotic animal demonstrations from the Hesperia Zoo and “Sidney,” the Arson Investigation Dog from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, as well as agility and flyball demonstrations. Contests include a doggie fashion show, a human barking contest and more. Each costs only $1 to enter and all fees go to support the Town’s shelter animals. Come out and meet some of the shelter animals in need of a loving home.
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“In 2013, the Town of Apple Valley began providing animal sheltering services to the County of San Bernardino, which increased our live intake of cats and dogs. We are pleased with the positive results and will continue to provide programs that increase live release rates and reduce euthanasia,” said Gina Schwin-Whiteside, Animal Services Manager.Apple Valley Animal Services and other cities in the High Desert region submit calendar year statistics for a countywide report to the California Department of Public Health. The report provides verification that local jurisdictions are complying with the California Rabies Control Program. Rabies control programs include an animal shelter system, animal bite reporting and investigations, stray animal control, animal rabies case investigations, quarantine of biting dogs and cats, quarantine of domestic animals potentially exposed to rabies, and other activities. Regulations require every dog over the age of four months to be vaccinated for rabies and licensed. Dogs under four months of age must be confined at home or kept under close leash supervision by their owners.