SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA.com) — A 43-year-old Santa Clarita woman is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on a felony animal cruelty charge for allegedly abusing her dog.
Desiree Martinez was arrested Monday after deputies responded to the 23200 block of West Avenue D in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County following a call about a person possibly abusing an animal.READ MORE: Rain Expected Sunday Night Into Monday In Southland
The investigation led deputies to a residence, where they saw a small, possible pit bull mix, injured through a window.
Deputies contacted the resident and discovered the dog, which was hardly able to move, was suffering from serious injuries to its head and eyes.
An officer with the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control responded to the location, and together the deputies and the Animal Control officer, rescued the dog.
The dog was removed from the location and transported for medical treatment.READ MORE: Weekend Closure Of 101 Freeway Stretch Near DTLA Planned For Viaduct Project
Martinez is being held at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station in lieu of $20,000 bail.
She is scheduled to appear in North Valley Superior Court in San Fernando Thursday.
The condition of the dog was unknown at press time.
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