Media Advisory – News Conference on Animal Cruelty

Case # TBA

December 13, 2016


*No additional information or interviews will be available prior to the news conference

WHO: Henry the golden retriever, Newport Beach Police Department (NBPD), NBPD Animal Control, Orange County District Attorney’s Office, Orange County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OCSPCA), and Supervisor Michelle Steel

WHAT: Will hold a news conference tomorrow to discuss the consequences of animal cruelty and the resources available to citizens who find themselves unable to provide care for their pets due to various circumstances. OCDA and NBPD will also provide updates in the animal cruelty case of Henry the golden retriever.

In May 2016, Henry, a 7-year-old golden retriever suffering from a 42-pound malignant tumor, was abandoned at an animal hospital by his owner, who is accused of claiming she found the dog at a beach. NBPD Animal Control staff took custody of Henry, provided veterinary care, and investigated the circumstances of Henry’s abandonment.

WHEN: Tomorrow, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Behind the library at the Civic Center Lawn, 100 Civic Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92660