Who, age What Where When Last Known Address
Catalino Sanchez Acejo, 33 6 emaciated pitbull mix pups seized

Guadalupe, AZ

Maricopa County

March 3, 2008  
Type of Crime Other Crimes #/Type of animal(s) involved Case Status Next Court Date /Courthouse
    6 pitbull mix pups



The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office's crackdown on animal abuse continues, as investigators made an animal cruelty arrests.

  Photo courtesy of azfamily   Sheriff’s detectives arrested Guadalupe resident Catalino Sanchez Acejo (DOB 10/17/074) when six
emaciated Pit Bull-mixed puppies were found in his backyard. Several of the pups were corralled in a poorly made pen with no overhead shelter. One tethered by a rusty chain to a stake in the ground, and had no access to food, water or adequate shelter. The ribs, hip bones, spines and shoulder blades were easily seen.

Deputies seized the puppies and transported them to an emergency animal clinic for treatment. Sanchez Acejo was booked into the Maricopa County jail on 18 counts of Animal Cruelty/Cruel Neglect.

  Photo courtesy of azfamily  The emaciated puppies were corralled in a pen with no overhead shelter and had no access to food or water, the Sheriff's Office said. Deputies seized the puppies and transported them to an emergency animal hospital.

The Sheriff's Office Animal Cruelty Hotline can be reached at 602-876-1681. The hotline continues to provide important tips leading to many arrests, the Sheriff's Office said.


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