Orange County News
Mom, son plead guilty to abandoning dogs at Laguna Hills park
SANTA ANA, Calif. (KABC) -- A mother and her adult son pleaded guilty to abandoning 30 dogs in an Orange County park, officials said Tuesday.
Two kennels stuffed with the 30 dogs were left under some trees at San Remo Park in Laguna Hills in May.
Officials say the dogs, ranging in age from 6 months to 6 years old, were stacked atop one another without food or water.
Investigators were led to Flordeliza Escano and James Alambra when the duo were forced to leave their truck at the park because it wouldn't start.
They were sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to undergo mental health counseling. They also are not allowed to own or live with any animals.
animal news, orange county news
- 4 kids abducted by parents in Boyle Heights
- Woman's remains, clothes found at Orange County wilderness park
- Malaysia missing jet: Focus turns to pilots
- Comedian David Brenner dies at age 78
- Tustin theater evacuated for investigation
- Burbank stabbing leaves 2 in serious condition
- High-speed chase leads to arrests, 5 injuries
- Young woman's body found in Santa Paula park
- Brush fire erupts in Thermal, near Indio
- abcnews: NJ mom who hired hit man speaks out
- Ukraine: Russian forces move outside Crimea
- Sailor in iconic WWII kissing photo dies
- Honda Odysseys recalled amid fuel leak fears
- OTRC: Jamie Lynn Spears, 22, gets married - report