Man Faces Animal Cruelty Charges After Dog Found in Trash - NBC Southern California

Man Faces Animal Cruelty Charges After Dog Found in Trash

Police have arrested Ronald Jones who now faces felony and misdemeanor charges for animal cruelty and abandonment of an animal

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    Police Investigate a Case of Animal Cruelty for a 4-Month-Old Chihuahua

    A Puppy had its day in court after it was thrown down a trash shoot which caused it to have its leg amputated. A man has been arrested and is facing animal cruelty charges. Sam Brock reports.

    (Published Friday, March 15, 2019)

    A four-month-old Chihuahua is on the rebound after he was thrown into a trash chute.

    San Francisco Animal control was notified by a janitor after he found a puppy in a dumpster where she spent four days in the bin.

    "Her leg was so badly broken, it had to be amputated," said Virginia Donohue, director for the Animal Care and Control.

    Rocky was not only cared for by Rebecca Fenson, the investigating officer from animal control, but she adopted Rocky.

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    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    "She’s active, she’s energetic, she’s lively, and she is adapting very quickly," Fenson said.

    Police have arrested Ronald Jones who now faces felony and misdemeanor charges for animal cruelty and abandonment of an animal. Jones appeared in court Friday and pleaded not guilty.

    "Anybody who would commit such a crime obviously, it’s not appropriate — and we won’t stand for it," said Max Szabo from the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office.

    As for Rocky, she is now recovering in her new home after having her leg amputated, and now getting a second chance at life.

    "I know Rocky’s story, I know what she went through, and it’s great to be able to provide a loving home that she deserves," Fenson said.