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Man arrested in California after 16 dogs found in his SUV

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Posted at 9:48 AM, Apr 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-13 12:48:46-04

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.