San Dimas Woman Charged With Animal Cruelty, Faces a Year in Prison and $20,000 Fine After Trapping Skunk That Died
By Martin Hill
August 24, 2015



Prosecutors have charged a mother who was nursing her baby boy with "crimes against animals" for not handling a wild skunk and getting it out of the hot sun after it was trapped in her backyard.

When the woman called the San Dimas humane society to dispose of the pest, the agency did an autopsy on the skunk and targeted the woman.

Cynthia Casas faces $20,000 in fines and a year in prison, with a court date in September.

She explains that she had to take care of her baby and wasn't going to go handle a trapped skunk, get sprayed and possibly bit.

"She made it out like she came and caught me doing something malicious to an animal," Casas explained. "How could this happen when we're trying to do the right thing?" she asked KCAL News.

The Inland Valley Humane Society boasted that they have a 100% conviction rate.

The insane, deranged agency has even issued a press release about Casas arrest on their website. They can be reached at (909) 623-9777.

"Humane Officer and wildlife expert Faviola Leon arrived minutes later to rescue the skunk she found the animal deceased," the Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA said.

Their press release stated:

August 17th, San Dimas, CA
Cynthia Luise Casas was charged with PC 597 (B) Cruelty to Animals for a crime she committed on June 17th, 2015.

The Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA responded to a call from the 400 Block of West Second Street in San Dimas to relocate a skunk that had been caught in a trap. When Humane Officer and wildlife expert Faviola Leon arrived minutes later to rescue the skunk she found the animal deceased. The skunk had been left in the trap in direct sunlight, against the recommendation of the IVHS officer. Officer Leon had previously told Ms. Casas to place a thick cover over the trap and place it in a shaded area. The temperature that day was 91 degrees.

The trap was clearly labeled and Casas purposely failed to check the trap frequently or provide shade while trapping wildlife. Ms. Casas explained she did not want to attempt to make the animal comfortable out of fear that the skunk had fleas. After the cause of death was confirmed by a necropsy, Casas was formally charged. Casas is due in court on September 22nd, 2015. If convicted, Casas could serve a year in a county jail and face fines up to $20,000. Every year the Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA responds to thousands of animal in distress calls, which result in hundreds of animal rescues. The Inland Valley Humane Society & SPCA has a 100% conviction rate for animal abusers.


Address: 500 Humane Way, Pomona, CA 91766

Los Angeles Court records reveal that the 'order reaffirming appointment' of humane officer "Faviola Leon as Level-2 Humane Officer, Badge No. 18," occurred on June 11, 2009.

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