Dog Reported Dead by Owner Found Alive at Riverside Home, But Infested With Maggots and ‘Severely Neglect’: Authorities

An animal cruelty investigation is underway in Riverside after a “severely neglected” dog was found infested with maggots, officials said Wednesday.

The Riverside County Department of Animal Services was initially contacted by the dog’s owner, who called the agency on Monday afternoon to have them retrieve his “dead” 8-year-old Lhasa Apso. But when officers arrived they discovered the dog wasn’t deceased — she was alive, hiding under a bush against the house, but suffering...

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