Search warrant served in investigation of ‘Cargo’ aka ‘Valerie’ from LA shelter

A search warrant was issued by the Los Angeles Police Department on Monday in connection with allegations of sexual abuse and battery on the dog “Cargo” aka “Valerie” adopted from the Orange County Animal Care in late July.

“A crime report has been taken and a search warrant has been served,” stated LAPD Detective Al Erkelens, the officer in charge of the Animal Cruelty Task Force.

Valerie had been adopted from the animal shelter by a Hispanic male; the dog had been spayed and microchipped, but the information on her chip led nowhere. On August 6, the dog was found dying in a South Los Angeles neighborhood after she had been thrown out of a car by two men. Ghetto Rescue FFoundation (GRFF), the agency tried to save Valerie.

“We know she was spayed and microchipped to a male Hispanic who we tried to contact once we found out she was chipped.  We were not successful,” the group wrote on their Facebook page.

An exam of Valerie’s body revealed vaginal trauma and blunt force trauma which resulted in her death after her aorta ruptured.

According to the OCRegister, Detective Erkelens stated investigations involving sexual assaults on dogs involves less than ten dogs a year; most cases are witnessed or someone tells someone about it.

“There are two possible crimes, bestiality which is a misdemeanor, and intentional injury to the dog that was meant to inflict pain, suffering or death to the dog. If someone did something to cause the aorta to rupture, that is a felony,” Erkelens added.

Rebel Dogs Rescue has offered a $2,000 reward. The A&T Napoleon Foundation animal welfare organization has offered $4,500 and Animalrescueteam.net has offered $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the responsible person(s) which caused the suffering and death of Valerie.

The shelter is cooperating with the investigation and states they will continue to screen potential adopters suspected or convicted of animal offenses.

Read previous article here.

Read more news on the National Pet Rescue page here.

Yesterday: Puppy stolen from terminally ill child – read more here.

In other recent news – Homeless man and his dog receive help after attack – read more here.


Judge allows man caught on video abusing dog to retain custody – more about the case here.

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Sweet kitten says thank you for being rescued – check out the video here.

 

17 replies
  1. Adrienne says:

    Those scum raped this dog and left her to die. What else they did to torture her during those 2 weeks they had her will be revealed during this investigation. We need better forms of ID when adopting dogs/cats out to potential adopters. A valid pictured drivers license, a bill from the gas company showing their home address and SS number if necessary. People will adopt animals and make it look like they want it as a pet, but take it home and do this or even use as bait dog for fighting. She was loved at the end if only for a short time. RIP Valerie.

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    • Darla G says:

      The last dog I adopted was from a city run kill shelter. I was prepared to fill out a lengthy adoption form as I’ve done for previous dogs but all I had to do was show my drivers license and give them the adoption fee. Thank God that I’m a responsible dog mom.

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    • Kay Smith says:

      because of all the horrible abuse these poor innocent defenseless animals are going through by the hands of Pure Evil mandatory fingerprinting should be part of the adoption if you do not want to give your fingerprints then you do not get the animal because you obviously have something to hide or evil intentions or both , anybody can show fake ID even a teenager trying to buy cigarettes , the shelters have to stop handing these poor innocent defenseless animals over to evil it is so sad and horrible so think this poor little dog thought when she got adopted and walked out that door she was going home too her forever happy safe home it makes me sick to my stomach just knowing that that this scum of the earth monster had much difference intentions I hope they catch this sick twisted evil perverted degenerate and use them as an example to show this kind of torture will never be accepted you will be hunted down like a Savage and found RIP sweet pup

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  2. vicki hood says:

    An innocent (Valerie) suffered so because of scum that raped and hurt her so. Beastiality is a misdemeaner. Amazing. That has to change. These subhumans also crushed her or hit her enough to rupture her aorta. That is finally a felony. Justice, please. RIP Valerie. Hope these maggots end up in a prison where they are raped, maybe crushed a lot. Keep us all posted. We will be watching the courts, trusting we get a decent, knowledgeable judge

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  3. pennysdachshunds says:

    Bestiality !!!! Only the Crudest, Morally Fractured Scum Bag on earth resorts to Raping an Animal ::; There are 14 states where IT IS NOT A Crime !!! Go Figure… I actually spoke to a member of our esteemed State Lawmakers and HE didn’t even want to address the issue LET ALONE SPONSOR a BILL to Make IT PUNISHABLE BY THE LAW >>> This poor girl was let down by the Shelter first of all and the Mexican Scumbags that should be CASTRATED IF CAUGHT This is so DAMN SAD!!

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    • Pamela Garlisch says:

      Keep trying! If people make enough noise they will have to listen. Petitions from enough people do work. Also if they think they won’t get re-elected that might make a difference too. Do not give up!

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  4. Pat says:

    Evil and sick, what is wrong with CA????Where I live it costs real money, paperwork and ID to adopt!!!!!! This freak should be added to the sex offender registery, his or their names posted all over and if illegal deported NOWWWWW

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    • Drew says:

      Hi! Everything is wrong with CA. I was raped and DA Lacey not only dropped the charges, I was told if I told anyone in my union, SAG-AFTRA that I could be sued for slander. So far $609 fine. I used to volunteer at that shelter. There’s a lot more that’s not known. Anyone who would rape a living creature is a psychopath. There needs to be a conviction. I plan to picket. I do a lot of volunteer work for animals across the country. If you’d like to join me in getting the politicians of LA to care about life, I’d love to work with you.

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      • Sinne says:

        I’m a member a of CHULA. We are constantly trying to get the mayor to change to LAAS. We would love you to join our forces and help get changes made.

  5. Sonia Kircher says:

    I am horrified by this story! I am angry at the shelter for not vetting these potential adopters better. The person who committed this awful crime is free to do this again and may already have an adopted pet in his care experiencing the same abuse as poor Valerie. The criminals should pay the highest price for this crime. Actually the punishment doesn’t fit the crime, they deserve so much worst! Whoever did this is also a danger to children and society in general. A psychologically deranged and depraved person was behind this act, and they WILL do it again and it doesn’t have to be a dog either. That’s why the punishment doesn’t match the severity of the crime. also, I hold the shelter who gave this poor dog to this psycho path as well. They are an acomplice to this crime. As long as they don’t properly vet the potential adopters, then this will keep happening again. This is ONE case that was brought to their attention, how many abused dogs die on the street and are thrown out like trash that no one hears about. There are always accomplices to a crime like this. The shelter is also responsible for allowing Valerie to be adopted by a man they had no way of checking and/or validating (proof of address, bills, SS #, rental documents, etc.). Until the shelter takes the necessary time and steps to properly vet potential adopters, then stories like Valerie will continue to happen, whether we learn about them or not. As I mentioned, this criminal and/or predator could already have another adopted dog or cat under his care thanks to the lenient adoption policies of the LA shelter system. So disturbing and depressing! A crime that could easily be prevented with a little more effort and time. Shelters are so overrun and overwhelmed, especially with black dogs (the least adoptable) that they do cut corners and turn the other way. Unfortunately, LA shelter dropped the ball. It really is their fault, since Valerie was their responsibility! There are wackos, dog fighting rings and dog abusers out there. You have to vet who wants to adopt all animals, especially black pit bulls! Poor Valerie! How I wish she didn’t have to suffer as she did! I can see the sorrow and sadness in her eyes. It breaks my heart! She was wounded beyond repair. Shame on You LA shelter if you continue to adopt pets out to people without doing the proper background checks. Wackos exist! It is your responsibility to make sure that beautiful and sweet dogs like Valerie don’t end up in predatory and perverse hands!

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  6. Miley Contreras says:

    This is just plain WRONG!!! Wrong beyond all belief.
    No random asshole off the street should EVER just be allowed to adopt an animal.. Sorry but NO! F9CK NO!
    If you want to adopt an animal, there needs to be a hell of a lot of paperwork involved. You should have to submit to a background check and fingerprinting and make people agree to a post adoption within a year from the date of adoption. Before being able to do so.

    That poor dog would have been better off being euthanized humanly rather than being adopted out to some scumbag POS who probably likes abusing children too.

    I know that in most states (esp. here in california) Shelters are overrun, under funded and under staffed. But this is what happens when you adoption criteria that is loose.
    This is also why you never want to give away pets online either.

    Whoever did this, YOUR PARENTS SHOULD HAVE ABORTED YOU! – YOU DON’T DESERVE TO BREATHE THE SAME AIR AS THE REST OF US!

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  7. Ken Fraser says:

    When they catch those turds post their ugly mugs so that the whole world can see what a DOG FUCKER looks like. Friends, relatives, even parents will distance themselves from them and they will serve as the most recognizable social pariahs since Jonah hopped that boat from Nineveh. The sheep rapers of the Appalachians represent a much higher life form and there’s not an ape in the jungle who would stoop to their level.

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  8. PAMELA D says:

    THAT IS THE DAMN PROBLEM SOME OF THESE SHELTERS ARE SO DAMN EAGER TO GET RID OF ANIMALS THEY DON’T RESEARCH THE ADOPTER. SICK BASTARDS MAKES ME WANT TO TORTURE THE SHIT OUT OF THEM. I AM FUMING WRITING THIS ALL I WANT IS SOMEONE TO SHOVE A ROD UP THIS ASS AND PENIS AT THE SAME TIME WHILE IT COMES OUT OF THEIR MOUTH. SICK LOW LIFE ASSHOLES TO DO THIS TO A BEAUTIFUL ANIMAL WHO DID NOT HARM TO THEM. THESE ASSHOLES SEEMED TO HAVE A LOT OF FUN AND I HOPE SOMEONE DOES THE SAME TO THEM AND AFTERWARDS THEY SLOWLY ROT WITH CANCER. DO YOU EVER NOTICE THIS SHIT MOST OF THE TIME HAPPENS WITH TWO FUCKED UP POS THAT NEEDS THEIR DICKS CUT OFF.

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