Cindy Bemis/Cynthia Trapani Update
San Bernardino County: Cindy
Bemis/Cynthia Trapani Update...Please Cross Post
I contacted San Bernadino County
Animal Control this morning. Their telephone number is:
I spoke to a Field Officer who provided the
Only sick and injured animals were
confiscated from the El Mirage property on 4/7/06.
Bemis has been charged with animal cruelty
and operating a kennel without a license.
It is the agency's intention to
I furnished the field officer with a description of Ivan and his
Avid microchip number in the event that he enters the San
Bernadino County facility. I do not know how many sick and
injured animals were seized, but I did offer to help with those
that could be saved. This information should soon be in hands
of Doug Smith, The San Bernadino Animal Health Inspector. I
will try to reach him on Monday.
I am hoping that the
rest of the rescue community will also offer to help these
animals. The Program
Manager in San Bernadino County is Brian Cronin. I received
Smith and Cronin's direct telephone numbers on the condition
that I not release these, but will do so, if they so allow.
I urge the Animal Welfare
Community to express its support of this action by San Bernadino
Animal Control. They
seemed unaware of the efforts of responsible rescuers to
shut down this hoarder and stop her from "rescuing" shelter
animals into conditions of starvation, abuse, and neglect.
Please let San Bernadino
County Animal Control know that ...
you support this action, and
to communicate their concerns
about Bemis to Kern County Animal Control in an effort to
motivate them to take similar action,
to notify every public
shelter in the State to cease releasing animals to Bemis or
any agent acting on her behalf.
We should be supporting standards of custodial and veterinary
care that apply to every approved rescue organization.
Please distribute this message to anyone within the Animal
Welfare Community who may be of assistance.
Many thanks, Cynthia, Vet Assist, San Diego, CA,
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Posted on April 8, 2006
County Animal Control investigating rescue kennel with 60 dogs
Thursday, March 23, 2006, By TRACIE TROHA Staff Writer
EL MIRAGE — It has only been two weeks since Cheri Horton's new neighbors moved
in, but already the mother of three small children is ready for them to
The problems involves at least 60 dogs that are being kept in
kennels behind the neighbors' home.
Horton's neighbors, Cindy Bemis and
an unidentified man, claim to be operating a rescue kennel for abandoned dogs.
Yet, according to Horton and others, the dogs appear to be unhealthy and some of
them are allowed to run loose.
"There are at least 25 dogs running loose," Horton said. "I can't let my kids go
outside because I'm afraid of what the dogs will do."
Horton said the
loose dogs, some of which appear to have mange, have been fighting with her own
dogs and hanging around her property.
Bemis declined to comment for this story.