Dog's Severed Leg Amputated -- Charges Pending
(Kern County, CA) Discovered by animal control agents on the evening of August 31, 2011, the mutilated black lab mix named "Onyx" remains in guarded condition after extensive amputation surgery. Alberto Castenada and Maria Banuelos have been charged with felony animal cruelty for allegedly severing the dog’s leg and allowing the gross injury to go untreated.
Particular thanks go to Kern County Animal Control and Friends of the Kern County Animal Shelters Foundation – their cooperative efforts in the face of such an immediate need are to be commended.
Complete the form to the right to send a polite letter to the Kern County District Attorney, encouraging vigorous prosecution of the case, with a strong and meaningful sentence sought upon conviction. If you are a registered voter in Kern County, California, please include that information in your letter.
Local residents are encouraged to support the prosecution by attending the court proceedings. Both defendants are currently scheduled to appear at a preliminary hearing on September 13, 2011. (Always contact the Court to confirm court dates and locations as they are subject to change.)
Clerk of the Kern County Superior Court
12022 Main Street
Lamont, CA 93241
LF008820A - Alberto Castenada
LF008820B - Maria Alamillo Banuelos
Alberto Castenada and Maria Banuelos of Kern County have been charged with felony animal cruelty for allegedly severing a dog's leg and allowing the gross injury to go untreated. The mutilated black lab mix named "Onyx" remains in guarded condition after extensive amputation surgery.
There is no place for such sadistic abuse in a civilized society. Please send a clear message to the Kern County community that animal abuse is illegal and will not be tolerated. Please prosecute Castenada and Banuelos to the fullest extent of the law, and seek a meaningful sentence upon conviction.
Send e-mails to: (see Legal Defense Fund website for more info)
The Honorable Lisa Green, District Attorney
1215 Truxtun Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Take care my friend Onyx--I pray you have a speedy recovery.
Tuck the Law Dog