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Riverside County man wanted in beating death of dog

Riverside County man wanted in beating death of dog

Authorities in Riverside County are seeking a man wanted on felony animal cruelty charges for allegedly beating a dog with a shovel and tossing it over a fence into the desert. The dog, a 3-year-old male terrier mix, was retrieved by animal services last week after a neighbor called 911 to report the incident in Whitewater, a remote area of Riverside County between Cabazon and Palm Springs. The dog died from the injuries two days later. ------------ FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this article indicated the dog had died in the desert after being thrown over the fence. The animal actually died at a vet hospital two days later. ------------ Riverside County authorities charged...

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