According to public records and media reports, San Clemente, California resident Ray Haines illegally set out a bowl of dog food laced with the toxic drain cleaner Drano in his yard to kill “nuisance” wildlife on April 9, 2012. The food was reportedly placed just 8 feet from the neighbor’s fence. Atlas, a German shepherd mix, and Diablito, an 8-pound dog, were both sickened and suffered convulsions after apparently eating the concoction, and while a veterinarian was able to save Atlas, Diablito sadly perished. News sources state that an empty can of dog food, a bottle of Drano, a mixing bowl, and a spoon were later found on Haines’ property.
California law makes it illegal to poison animals, and Haines has reportedly admitted to the act. However, charges of cruelty to animals have yet to be filed against him! Please contact the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and politely request that charges be filed against Ray Haines for his alleged actions.
Please send polite comments to:
The Honorable Tony Rackauckas
Orange County Office of the District Attorney
401 Civic Center Dr.
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Article source: PETA Action Alerts