When little Jack Sparrow was brought into the Inland Valley Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Center in Upland, CA, the Chihuahua mix was exhibiting erratic behavior. Staffers were told the dog may have ingested methamphetamine.
When test results came back as positive, the dog’s owner, identified as 21-year-old Isaiah Nathaniel Sais, he took Jack Sparrow and left the veterinary center.
Fearing the dog’s life was in danger, veterinarians called city animal service officers, who then went to the owner’s residence in Fontana.
“At the residence, animal service officers, [who] observed Jack still suffering from the effects of the drug and other signs of general neglect, seized him from the owner,” a police news release read.
Jack Sparrow was taken back to the medical facility where at press time he was still undergoing treatment. He will be transferred to foster care when vets deem him healthy enough to leave.
Sais was arrested taken into custody by Fontana police in Rancho Cucamonga on Friday. He was booked into the West Valley Detention Centeron suspicion of felony animal cruelty.
In March, we reported on another drug-related animal cruelty case when Bubba, a terrier mix seized during a drug bust in Tustin tested positive for meth and heroin, police said. Placed into the care of the Orange County Animal Authority, he has been steadily recovering.