Ventura County District Attorney Gregory D. Totten: Maximum jail sentence for Anthony Delgado who BURNED his family dog to death!
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Ventura County District Attorney Gregory D. Totten: Maximum jail sentence for Anthony Delgado who BURNED his family dog to death!

    1. Heather S.
    2. Petition by

      Heather S.

      beverly hills, CA

Ventura County must have a zero tolerance for arson and animal cruelty.

Source: Ventura County Sheriff's Department

Nature of Incident: Arrest of Suspect for Cruelty of Animals / Dog Arson Case

Report Number: 12-24101

Location: 1000 - block of Mesa Drive, Camarillo Heights (Unincorporated Area)

Date & Time: November 8, 2012 @ 10:30 a.m.

Unit Responsible: Sheriff's Detectives

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (D)ecedent City of Residence Age (S) Delgado, Anthony Camarillo Heights 18

Narrative: An 18-year-old Camarillo Heights resident was arrested Thursday for arson and animal cruelty after investigators determined he was responsible for deliberately setting fire to a dog on Oct. 27, 2012.

The suspect, Andrew Delgado, had doused his family's three-year-old Basset hound, Buddy, with lighter fluid and ignited the dog in a ravine near his home. The dog later died as a result of severe burns he suffered during the incident.

Initial responding deputies, detectives, and the Ventura County Fire Department's arson investigator conducted a thorough investigation in this case. After extensive interviews with witnesses and analysis of evidence collected at the scene, investigators identified Delgado as the suspect.

Sheriff's deputies arrested Delgado at his home Thursday. Investigators interviewed him and he admitted he was responsible for committing the crime. Delgado did not say why he burned his family's dog, but said he was under the influence of drugs at the time.

Delgado was booked at the Pre-Trial Detention Facility in Ventura with bail set at $35,000. He is scheduled to appear in Ventura County Superior Court on Nov. 13, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the Ventura County Fire Department's arson investigators as well as the residents of Camarillo for their support during this investigation.

Deputy Preparing Media Release: Sergeant Eric Buschow Media Release Date: November 9, 2012 Follow-Up Contact: Sergeant Eric Buschow             (805)947-8129      Captain Don Aguilar             (805)797-7349       Approved by: Captain Don Aguilar

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Ventura County District Attorney Gregory D. Totten
Maximum jail sentence! Anthony Delgado BURNED his family dog to death!

Ventura County must have a zero tolerance for arson and animal cruelty.

Sincerely,
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    • melissa norton PANORAMA, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      This is so important to me! Animals can not speak for themselves that is why we the people are here to defend them. What this inhumane person did to this dog is not acceptable in any aspect. This no good human being needs to pay for what he did to this poor innocent animal! We need to fight for our animals rights and protect them for all it is worth. I hope my by me signing this petition it makes a difference. My dog was shot and killed 3yrs ago by my neighbor and the only punishment he received was 3yrs probation and a 700.00 fine!!! She did not get burned, but died a slow painful death.

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    • Nettonya Ryane SURREY, BC, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      Dogs are "family" and deserve loving treatment, not torture.

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    • Heather Hintz WESTMINSTER, CO
      • over 1 year ago

      The reason is obvious!

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    • Kathy Chad LAFAYETTE, IN
      • over 1 year ago

      What kind of example is he setting by doing this? You set an example and throw the book at him. Look him up and throw away the key. How long before he burns a child to death?

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    • Vanessa Menchaca CAMARILLO, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Animals trust us to care for them, they love us in good and hard times. Can we give this dog the love it deserved in life by making sure all that hurt the lords gifts pay!

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