Justice for Thousands of Animals Allegedly Exploited in Massive Animal Hoarding Case

Target: Mike Ramos, District Attorney for San Bernardino County, California

Goal: Seek the maximum possible punishment for the owner of a warehouse where over 1,000 animals were found dead and 2,000 more were found suffering.

Over 1,000 animals were recently found in a warehouse, many of them dead. The animals, which included various exotic species of fish, parrot, and reptile, were allegedly kept in filthy conditions with poor ventilation, per reports. According to officials with the Inland Valley Humane Society, the warehouse was covered in feces and filled with trash, and many of the animals had no food or water available to them.

Rescue officers removed over 2,000 live parakeets, chickens, and other exotic birds. Dozens of exotic fish were also seized. They will require veterinary care and housing while the cruelty investigation is pending.

The owner of the warehouse, whose name has not yet been released, was recently arrested on unrelated charges. The animals were found as part of an investigation for that case. Now, more charges have been laid, including felony animal cruelty.

Rescue officers called the scene “gruesome,” saying it was one of the worst hoarding situations they have ever seen. In order to ensure that these animals receive justice and that no more animals are subjected to this same alleged mistreatment, it’s imperative that the person responsible is punished harshly. Sign the petition below to ask officials to seek the maximum possible punishment for the owner of the warehouse, if he is found guilty.


Dear Mr. Ramos,

Over 1,000 animals were found dead in a warehouse in one of the worst cases of animal hoarding that Inland Valley Humane Society officials have ever seen. Over 2,000 more had to be rescued from what rescue workers called filthy conditions. The warehouse was reportedly filled with trash and feces, and many of the animals had no food or water. The animals rescued included several species of exotic birds, fish, and reptiles.

The animals rescued will require veterinary care and will not be able to be adopted until the investigation is finished. This will cost animal rescue organizations a large amount of money.

In order to ensure that no more animals are subjected to this cruelty, it’s important that the person responsible is harshly punished. We, the undersigned, ask you to seek the maximum possible punishment in this case.


[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Humane Society

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  1. Teresa Moy says:

    The laws are not tough enough and this will continue untill bigger sentences are served!

  2. Rosslyn Osborne says:

    Until every single animal abuse case is treated on the same laws and punishment as those perpetrated against a small defenseless child this will never stop. It is a proven fact that 1 in 5 perpetrators turns to child and spousal abuse if not stopped in their early stages.
    Protect our animals so you ultimately protect our children and sisters. It is really that darn simple!

  3. PATRICIA KatWrangler WELCH says:

    I can’t find words to express myself today. Animal abuse has gotten out of control.

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