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Terrier Survives Horrific Alleged Abuse, Felony Charged: Please send message

December 20, 2010


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(Kern County, CA) Lacey, a 6-pound terrier, was allegedly abandoned for days, reportedly having been tied to a tree, hit with a golf club and sprayed in the eyes with bleach. Animal control officers discovered her on December 4, 2010.

Lacey has since undergone extensive veterinary treatment and is reportedly undergoing rehabilitation in a loving home.

The dog’s owner, Robert Gonzales, has been charged with felony animal cruelty as well as three possession-related charges. Providing yet another tragic example of the link between cruelty to animals and violence toward humans, this defendant is reportedly the subject of a domestic violence restraining order as well.

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Send a polite letter to the Kern County District Attorney, encouraging that the case be prosecuted vigorously, with a strong and meaningful sentence sought upon conviction.  You may use the automatic message HERE, but please modify so a variety of messages are received.

Local residents are encouraged to support the prosecution by attending the court proceedings. A hearing is currently scheduled for December 29, 2010.

(Always contact the Court to confirm court dates and locations as they are subject to change.)


Clerk of the Superior Court
Kern County
1415 Truxtun Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone: 661- 868-5393

Case #: BF134866A


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saddened and angry
what does one feel first
when one sees
the worst of the worst
but we must keep a clear
eye and a level head
so we can do something
constructive, instead

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

2 Comments leave one →
  1. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    December 21, 2010 4:52 am

    saddened and angry
    what does one feel first
    when one sees
    the worst of the worst
    but we must keep a clear
    eye and a level head
    so we can do something
    constructive, instead


  2. Diana permalink
    January 5, 2011 2:38 am

    I hope they do the same thing to the human that did this..
    Of course a golf club swung by a human to a dog is more painful that a golf club swung by a human to a human.. this dog is so small.. we need to have laws in place that keep people like this from ever being in contact with another animal in their life as well as strict, severe and painful punishment for the person that did it. putting this person in jail is not enough! Fines, prison, hard labor and a good treatment of what he did to this dog equivalent in pain and severity is due!


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