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DC Resident Arrested for Cruelty to Animals

Following a Humane Rescue Alliance investigation into animal cruelty, Dominick Bullock was arrested today on a warrant obtained by HRA Humane Law Enforcement officers and charged with cruelty to animals for failing to provide necessary veterinary care and proper food, drink, space, air and shelter for the animals in his custody.

On Jan. 16, HRA officers rescued 11 dogs from unsafe and unsanitary conditions at Bullock’s residence on the 800 block of Bellevue St. SE.

On the property, officers observed a makeshift shelter beneath a tarp and detected a prominent odor of animal waste emanating from it. Inside the structure, officers found 11 dogs cramped in a small cage living in unsafe and unsanitary conditions with no access to food or water. 

At least four of the dogs suffered from severe demodectic mange, causing hair loss and red, itchy, tender skin, which had gone untreated for at least two months. The dogs ranged in age from puppy to adult and varied in breed from French and English bulldog-type to pit bull-type dogs.

All of the dogs have made tremendous progress in terms of their medical conditions, socialization and training since entering HRA’s care in January. They will remain in HRA’s care for the duration of the criminal case.