People at a Riverside County home have been fined more than $13,000 and could face criminal charges for keeping more than 30 dogs – including a pair of poodles that belonged to other people.
Authorities went to the Mead Valley home this week and discovered two standard poodles, Murray and Savvi, who had been reported missing last Friday. They were reunited with their owner in Quail Valley.
County Animal Services spokesman John Welsh says it’s unclear how the dogs wound up at the home.
Welsh says the other dogs are probably pets that the property owners collected over the years.
A dozen dogs have been impounded and the residents fined for violating licensing, neutering and other pet laws.