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73 Dogs Rescued From ‘Deplorable, Inhumane’ Conditions

Turlock, CA – On March 28, 73 dogs were rescued from three residences in Turlock. According to the Turlock Police Department, Detectives and the Special Investigations Unit (S.I.U.) served a search warrant at three (3) residences in the 400 block of S. First Street in Turlock for an alleged animal cruelty investigation and possible dogfighting.

The authorities have identified 46-year-old Jorge Ayala as the suspect for the First Street animal cruelty investigations; his whereabouts are unknown.

In a news release, the police described the situation for the dogs held at the three residences:

During the course of the investigation, surveillance revealed approximately ten (10) dogs that were “tethered” in the yards. “Tethering” is a term to describe a practice of fastening an animal to a stationary object, which is illegal in the state of California.
With the assistance of patrol and Animal Services, Detectives located and rescued a total of 73 dogs from the properties, some of which were pregnant and due to deliver any day. The living conditions that the dogs were living in were deplorable and inhumane.

The seized dogs were transported to an area shelter for care. The police have assured the public that the dogs are “safe and cared for” and all have been evaluated by a veterinarian and treated if necessary.

Turlock Police Animal Services are asking for the community’s assistance. There are currently ten (10) dogs that are in the shelter that are not part of this investigation and need to be adopted or sent to rescues. All fees will be waived.
The Turlock Police Department ask that anyone with information, call Detective Ulrich as (209) 668-6570. You can also contact the Turlock Police Department’s Tip Line at (209) 668-5550 extension 6780 or email at

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