A man walking a dog in the dark early this morning was shot to death in Orangevale.
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department homicide detectives are investigating the shooting death of the man and the wounding of his companion.
Deputies responded about 4 a.m. Tuesday to the 9000 block of Central Avenue when gunshots were reported. Neighbors near the quiet stretch of Central Avenue between Main Avenue and Santa Juanita Avenue were awakened by the sound of two gunshots.
When deputies arrived they found two men in their early 30s with gunshot wounds. The men were walking a dog when they encountered two other males, according to sheriff’s spokeswoman Sgt. Lisa Bowman.
“There was a verbal exchange,” said Bowman. “At this time, we don’t know what was discussed. But it resulted in one of the suspects taking a gun out and shooting.”
One of the dog-walkers was shot and killed. He died at the scene.
His companion narrowly escaped being killed. He was grazed in the ear by gunfire and was treated at the scene. The dog ran back home. Bowman said the surviving victim was being interviewed.
HMMM……… Does this story really sound like a dog walking incident or does it sound more………………..like 2 guys that were out there at 4am and had a dog for protection or would be protection? We doubt anyone would be hunting there (duh) so that leaves the story sounding like something else.
Maybe the ARs could say the guy took the dog to let someone buy it illegally and because he was not a non profit, he should be cited for animal abuse? That is the law they devised, after all?
For most part, it’s illegal to rehome, sell, display, transfer or barter or even give away a pet outside in most common public areas. CA Penal Code 597.4 is called malicious mischief which is animal abuse and a misdemeanor [they seem to have removed the felony] if you have several counts– so if you have a litter of kittens and have 5 of them, it’s fine not to exceed $250 for first kitty, but after that??
CA PC 597.4 Does Exempt “Pet Stores”
A person who violates this section for the first time shall be guilty of an infraction punishable by a fine not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars ($250)
(2) A person who violates this section for the first time and by that violation either causes or permits any animal to suffer or be injured, or causes or permits any animal to be placed in a situation in which its life or health may be endangered, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
(3) A person who violates this section for a second or subsequent time shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
(c) A person who is guilty of a misdemeanor violation of this section shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) per violation. The court shall weigh the gravity of the violation in setting the fine.
The law also no longer requires every single person at every single animal show to be in compliance of every single local, county, state and federal regulation for the exemption to apply.
A public animal control agency or shelter, society for the prevention of cruelty to animals shelter, humane society shelter, or rescue group regulated under Division 14 (commencing with Section 30501) of the Food and Agricultural Code. For purposes of this section, “rescue group” is a not-for-profit entity whose primary purpose is the placement of dogs, cats, or other animals that have been removed from a public animal control agency or shelter, society for the prevention of cruelty to animals shelter, or humane society shelter, or that have been surrendered or relinquished to the entity by the previous owner.