BRIDAL VEIL FALLS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man in Northern California after finding 16 dogs inside his SUV, three of them dead.
The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office says a report of a suspicious vehicle sent deputies Friday to Bridal Veil Falls, a rural area northeast of Sacramento.
Deputies contacted the owner, checked the SUV and got a search warrant. The search turned up the dogs.
The survivors were turned over to animal services. The SUV also was stuffed with clothing and bags.
The vehicle's 57-year-old owner was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty and non-care.