FONTANA (CBSLA.com) — A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty after his Chihuahua tested positive for methamphetamine, police said Monday.
The man, Isaiah Nathaniel Sais, brought his dog Jack Sparrow into the Inland Valley Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center in Upland on July 5, saying he believed the dog had ingested methamphetamine.
Doctors observed the dog suffering from convulsions and seizures and felt his life was in jeopardy, the Fontana Police Department said. Doctors tested the dog and found he tested positive for the drug.
At that point, the dog’s owner fled the facility and doctors called the Fontana Animal Services Team.
Animal services officers then showed up to Sais’ house in Fontana and determined Jack was still suffering from the effects of the drug and other signs of general neglect. The officers then seized the dog from Sais’ possession.
Fontana Police Officers found Sais in Rancho Cucamonga late Friday afternoon and arrested him on suspicion of felony animal cruelty.
Jack on Monday was still recovering at an emergency center.