The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Animal Enforcement Division has been conducting an ongoing investigation of animal hoarding at a property in Dolan Springs. The investigation began when our Range Detective was notified that some of the involved dogs were at large and attacking livestock in the area. The property, located in the 1300 block of Juline Dr., was being utilized by Pablo Cruz-Sanchez, who was known to Animal Enforcement Officers (AEO) from previous animal hoarding situations.
On Wednesday (12/20), Animal Enforcement Officers and Range Detectives responded to the property to execute a search warrant obtained to seize all dogs on the property due to criminal damage/ killing of livestock. AEO were able to contain and relocate 69 dogs from the property with the assistance of the owner and family members. All seized dogs were transported to the Mohave County Animal Shelter. The owner was cited for five counts of Dog at Large, five counts of Wounding/ Killing Livestock, and five counts of Chasing/ Injuring Livestock under county ordinance and is pending additional charges for criminal damage.