Animal cruelty arrest

Dog dies after woman leaves eight canines in hot RV in Chico

Chico Police arrested a woman for animal cruelty after she left eight dogs in an RV in Chico on Tuesday (Aug. 13) in 95-degree weather. One of the animals died.

According to a press release, officers could see and hear small dogs through the windows of the vehicle parked on Orchard Drive around 1 p.m. They contacted Annabella Ray, 42, who allegedly admitted she’d left them unattended for more than three hours.

Officers noted there was poor ventilation and no water in the RV. The surviving dogs were taken to a local veterinary clinic and Ray to Butte County Jail.