Sonoma County, CA: Tell the DA to Take Animal Cruelty Seriously

Posted on June 28, 2017

The Animal Legal Defense Fund is urging residents of Sonoma County, California to speak up and demand that the Sonoma County District Attorney file animal cruelty charges in the case of a terrible incident that took place in April causing the death of two miniature horses, Scout and Big Red.

Ronald Rennert allegedly drove his SUV through three sturdy wooden fences separating a corral from the roadway. The car then struck the horses, mangling them both so badly they had to be euthanized by an emergency veterinarian. According to media reports,  Rennert fled the scene and police arrested him on suspicion of DUI. He currently faces two DUI charges and one hit and run charge for damaging property. Neither of those charges account for the horror and severity of allegedly causing the suffering and death of two animals.

Act now—urge the District Attorney to file animal cruelty charges.

Sonoma County residents can also take  a step farther and attend the next hearing in this case on Wednesday, July 5 (time and room number to be determined) at Sonoma County Superior Court. Call the courthouse for details: (707) 521-6500.

The DA needs to hear that citizens care about this issue.

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