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California man arrested after pet chihuahua tests positive for meth

July 12, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
California man arrested after pet chihuahua tests positive for meth

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Police arrested a 21-year-old Southern California man after his pet Chihuahua tested positive for methamphetamine, officials said on Monday.

According to the Associated Press, police charged Isaiah Nathaniel Sais of Fontana, California on suspicion of animal cruelty.

Investigators said on July 5th, Sais rushed to an emergency vet center in Upland after his little Chihuahua, named Jack Sparrow ingested the drug after finding it in his home.

Veterinarian Dr. Allison Pope said the dog was in dire condition upon arrival, suffering from an irregular heartbeat, seizures and was convulsing.

When a drug test administered to the little pooch returned positive, Sais reportedly refused treatment for his dog and against the advice of Pope left the facility.

A short time later Animal Services went to Sais’s home and seized the Chihuahua, who they say, was in a state of neglect, KCRA reported.

“The dog had the smell of urine in his fur, and his nails were overgrown, and he may have been kept indoors for months,” according to Jaime Simmons of the Fontana Animal Services.

The San Bernardino Animal Cruelty Task Force immediately became involved and obtained a warrant for Sais’s arrest

“We don’t know exactly how the dog ingested the meth, but it’s reasonable to assume that it could have been accessible to children,” Simmons said.

Officials said Jack Sparrow remains in stable condition in the care of the emergency vet center and is expected to be transferred to a temporary foster home in the next few days.

Police booked Sais into the custody of the West Valley Detention Center in San Bernardino where he remains. It is unclear whether he has an attorney.

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