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May 27, 2001 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Authorities on Saturday raided what they described as one of the biggest cockfighting operations ever uncovered in the West: a 20-acre ranch near the Mexican border with more than 2,500 fighting birds. Ten people were arrested during the raid by police from San Diego and Los Angeles and officers from the San Diego Humane Society and other animal-protection agencies. "We're overwhelmed by the amount of birds; it's incredible," said San Diego Humane Society Capt. Ken Beauregard.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 1986 | JACQUELINE K. PARKER, Times Staff Writer
San Diego County supervisors on Tuesday approved an ordinance prohibiting pet owners from transporting an animal in a vehicle unless the animal is inside the cab or safely restrained in the bed of an open pickup truck. The board also approved a separate ordinance requiring pet owners to provide adequate ventilation to animals left in unattended vehicles. "People have to crack their windows to give animals sufficient air," said Lani Kian, spokeswoman for the San Diego Humane Society.
NEWS
September 5, 1991 | DAVID NELSON
Like the majority of workers in this county, the many who toil in the vineyards of fund-raising took Labor Day at face value by taking the weekend off. Most presumably were resting up for the unusually heavy onslaught of benefits stacked high on the September calendar, a sort of smorgasbord of events so replete with choices that anyone who feels the need to go out and party for charity this month should have no trouble finding an affair tailored precisely to taste.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1987
A 40-year-old woman was charged Wednesday with two misdemeanor counts for allegedly poisoning a neighbor's dog. Barbara Mae Goldstein, a teacher and travel agent, was charged with using strychnine to kill a 6-year-old German shepherd owned by her neighbor, Benjamin Stillwell, a forensic pathologist. She is to be arraigned in Vista Municipal Court on Sept. 9. Goldstein is charged with killing the animal of another person and putting out a poisonous substance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1988
One man was arrested and 20 others were cited when sheriff's deputies surprised a crowd at a Pauma Valley cockfight Sunday afternoon. According to Sgt. Suzanne Hatcher, the men were at a cockfight in an orange grove in the 35100 block of Rincon Springs Road. Hatcher said Felipe Medina, 31, was keeping watch at California 76 and Rincon Springs Road when deputies arrived, but deputies prevented him from radioing a warning. However, a number of those in the crowd did escape.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1989
San Diego Humane Society officials said Tuesday that they have sent a recommendation to the district attorney's office in El Cajon that the 43-year-old owner of 43 animals impounded earlier this month be charged with 65 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. The recommendation came after the animals were removed by the society from Phillis Delong's house in the 6000 block of San Miguel Avenue in Lemon Grove because they were "living in their own excrement." Five 2-week-old kittens of the 19 that were impounded died of malnutrition, said Larry Boersma, a spokesman for the society.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1989 | SHAWN MAREE SMITH, Times Staff Writer
Five horses allegedly being underfed at an El Cajon ranch were impounded Friday after an anonymous caller notified humane society officials. The horses were taken from Donna Anhalt of the 6400 block of Dehesa Road in El Cajon, said Larry Boersma, director of community relations for the San Diego Humane Society and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Anhalt, who owned eight horses, could not be reached for comment. "The others were in acceptable condition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 2, 1988 | JANE FRITSCH, Times Staff Writer
Investigators for the San Diego Humane Society have held a "preliminary" meeting with the San Diego city attorney's office to discuss the alleged beating of an elephant by handlers at the San Diego Wild Animal Park, a spokesman for the group said Wednesday. The meeting, held Tuesday at the city attorney's office, centered on the group's findings "as they may relate to California law for the prevention of cruelty to animals," said Larry Boersma, a spokesman for the group.
NEWS
April 11, 1989 | DAVID SMOLLAR, Times Staff Writer
Discipline exceeding acceptable levels was applied by San Diego Wild Animal Park keepers to Dunda the elephant in February, 1988, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has concluded in a letter of warning to the Zoological Society of San Diego. The April 6 letter said that results of an investigation by the department's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service show "repeated disciplinary measures" on Feb. 17 and 18, 1988, to the 18-year-old female African elephant "did cause bruising and damage to the skin on the elephant's head and signs of behavioral stress."
NEWS
July 4, 1991 | DAVID NELSON
The Guardians, founded in 1945 as a men's support group for San Diego Hebrew Homes, has modernized itself in recent years to the point that the current membership not only includes a few women, but-- le plus ca change --the wives of chairmen Allan Ziman and Howard Cohen were invited to share in mounting Saturday's 36th annual fund-raising dinner and dance.
NEWS
December 14, 1989 | DAVID NELSON
Holiday fever manifested itself with some rather arcane but not unheard-of symptoms Saturday at the charity opening of downtown's new Reidy O'Neil's restaurant and hangout. There were, for example, sporadic outbreaks of a cappella singing, especially in the Irish folk music vein and most notably when trays of small corned beef sandwiches made the rounds of the 500 or so party-goers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1989
San Diego Humane Society officials said Tuesday that they have sent a recommendation to the district attorney's office in El Cajon that the 43-year-old owner of 43 animals impounded earlier this month be charged with 65 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. The recommendation came after the animals were removed by the society from Phillis Delong's house in the 6000 block of San Miguel Avenue in Lemon Grove because they were "living in their own excrement." Five 2-week-old kittens of the 19 that were impounded died of malnutrition, said Larry Boersma, a spokesman for the society.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1989 | MARICARMEN EROLES, Times Staff Writer
Concerned about sanitary conditions, San Diego Humane Society on Wednesday impounded 13 cats, 19 kittens, 5 dogs and 6 birds taken from a Lemon Grove house. The animals were "living in their own excrement," said Larry Boersma, a spokesman for the society. Neighbors had complained about the smell, he said. Despite the conditions, Boersma said, most of the animals were "not suffering too badly" and appeared to be in fair health. Many Complaints There had been many complaints about the home, Boersma said, and the society had talked with the animals' owner, Phillis Delong, 43, before a search warrant was issued.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1989 | SHAWN MAREE SMITH, Times Staff Writer
Five horses allegedly being underfed at an El Cajon ranch were impounded Friday after an anonymous caller notified humane society officials. The horses were taken from Donna Anhalt of the 6400 block of Dehesa Road in El Cajon, said Larry Boersma, director of community relations for the San Diego Humane Society and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Anhalt, who owned eight horses, could not be reached for comment. "The others were in acceptable condition.
NEWS
April 13, 1989 | David Nelson
Not all of the 1,500 guests at Friday's third annual Fur Ball swallowed goldfish, but most freely admitted that the local social scene, at least for that night, was going straight to the dogs. The goldfish, lest anyone get terribly excited, were the cheese-flavored cracker variety, since goldfish munching of the type featured in "A Fish Called Wanda" would have been out of place at a benefit for the San Diego Humane Society. The thrust of the gala was to encourage guests to cast votes--in the form of cash contributions--for any of the dozen or so "celebrity" dogs that vied for the "Acatemy Awards."
NEWS
June 2, 1988 | JANE FRITSCH, Times Staff Writer
The Humane Society of the United States said the beating of an elephant at the San Diego Wild Animal Park in February was "a case of animal abuse" but that it was an isolated incident. "We think the animal was beaten, abused," said David Herbet, an official of the Washington-based group who visited San Diego on Tuesday. "We're hopeful that the San Diego Zoological Society will look into the incident and take the appropriate action, whether it be reprimands or firings."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 2001 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Authorities on Saturday raided what they described as one of the biggest cockfighting operations ever uncovered in the West: a 20-acre ranch near the Mexican border with more than 2,500 fighting birds. Ten people were arrested during the raid by police from San Diego and Los Angeles and officers from the San Diego Humane Society and other animal-protection agencies. "We're overwhelmed by the amount of birds; it's incredible," said San Diego Humane Society Capt. Ken Beauregard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1989 | DAVID SMOLLAR, Times Staff Writer
The discipline applied by San Diego Wild Animal Park keepers to Dunda the elephant in February, 1988, exceeded acceptable measures under federal regulations concerning the handling of animals, the U.S. Department of Agriculture concludes in a letter of warning to the Zoological Society of San Diego. The April 6 letter said that results of an investigation by the department's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) show "repeated disciplinary measures" on Feb. 17 and 18, 1988, to the 18-year-old female African elephant "did cause bruising and damage to the skin on the elephant's head and signs of behavioral stress."
NEWS
April 11, 1989 | DAVID SMOLLAR, Times Staff Writer
Discipline exceeding acceptable levels was applied by San Diego Wild Animal Park keepers to Dunda the elephant in February, 1988, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has concluded in a letter of warning to the Zoological Society of San Diego. The April 6 letter said that results of an investigation by the department's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service show "repeated disciplinary measures" on Feb. 17 and 18, 1988, to the 18-year-old female African elephant "did cause bruising and damage to the skin on the elephant's head and signs of behavioral stress."
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