Updated: Feb 9
- Hawaii, USA -
Following reports of animal cruelty to dogs in a property on Lurline Lane in Ocean View, on February 3, a search warrant was executed on the residence, and Big Island Police arrested 61-year-old ALFRED CABABAG (pictured below).
Officers discovered fifty-three dogs.
Forty-six of them were either undernourished, injured or needed care.
The furbabies were transported by the Hawai‘i Rainbow Rangers to an animal shelter in Kamuela, to be examined by veterinarians.
According to the media release by the Hawai’i Police Department, in December 2020, detectives with the Hawai‘i Police Department’s Area II Criminal Investigations Section began an animal cruelty investigation into CABABAG after receiving reports of numerous dogs in his property.
CABABAG was present during the search warrant.
He was arrested for suspicion of felony cruelty to animals in the second degree and then released pending further investigation.
HPD say cruelty to animals in the second degree is a felonious offense if it involves more than 10 pet animals being neglected or abused.
The investigation will be forwarded to the Prosecutor’s Office after a complete evaluation of the animals has been completed.
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