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A $5,000 reward was being offered on Monday for information leading to the person or people responsible for skinning and stabbing a dog several times and abandoning his dead body in a park in Simi Valley.
Police were called to Foothill Park on Labor Day where an attendant found the dead dog that had been mutilated near Ardenwood Avenue and Charing Street.
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The dog, named Pepper, was an 8-year-old Jack Russel Terrier. The Humane Society announced Monday it was putting up the $5,000 reward.
Jesus Ysasaga had been arrested multiple times and ordered by the court to keep away from his ex-girlfriend. Two parole boards sentenced him to nearly a year in jail for stalking, drunkenness and battery.
But the Fresno County jail would not keep him.
Four times in the summer of 2012, authorities let Ysasaga go, refusing two times to even book him. The jail had no room.
Ysasaga's attorney, Jerry Lowe, said the parade of convicted offenders being turned away from the jail was common. "It became quite a joke," he said.
originally posted by: Domo1
a reply to: harvestdog
Animal abuse boils my blood.
I don't think this is related to the acid attacks. It may have helped to trigger someone, may have given them the little spark to begin especially seeing as no one has been charged for the other attacks, but it would be strange to see someone go from acid to this sort of thing. I haven't read enough yet, but I would find it odd to see someone killing (just read it, not killing makes it seem even less likely to me) in a particular manner in a cluster suddenly adopting an entirely new methodology.
This is a bit morbid, but any info on what the dog was stabbed with, and how many times and in what manner (spread out, in certain areas, different depths)? The skinning and stabbing post mortem makes me think of piquerism. There are only a few reasons for stabbing something after it's dead. Stabbing something repeatedly and skinning it may just be for shock value, but there are other reasons why it may occur. The body being left for someone to find may support the acts being performed simply for shock value, but it's not uncommon for other motives to accompany the desire to shock/"brag".
A second animal has been found mutilated in Simi Valley, three weeks after a family’s pet dog met a similar fate.
On Sept. 28, a dead cat was found on grass next to the sidewalk on Orr Avenue near the Simi Valley Adult School, according to Ventura County Animal Services. It is unknown whether the cat was a family pet.
Randy Chong, an animal control officer with VCAS, determined the cat’s injuries were not typical of a coyote attack.
Dr. Heather Skogerson, a Ventura County veterinarian, performed a necropsy and ruled that the animal had died of sharp force trauma before it was mutilated, VCAS officials said