On December 14, at 7:24 am, Oakland Animal Services (OAS) received a call regarding a dog that appeared to have been severely neglected. Our first officer arrived on the scene by 8:30 am and found a dog in dire condition. OAS seized the dog, and took it for emergency veterinary care, and an officer from OPD arrested the owner. OAS has initiated an investigation and will pursue appropriate remedies.
We appreciate that this situation caught people’s attention and want to address the limited facts we can share as well as the disinformation on social media. We share the community’s outrage at this horrible act of cruelty.