Dead Dog Found Inside Animal Control Vehicle

March 16, 2013

The City of Arvin’s only-animal control officer has been arrested and faces a number of domestic abuse charges and now there's an investigation into the death of a dog found inside his work vehicle.

It’s unclear if the dog found inside that animal control vehicle was dead or alive when officer Timothy Garza was picked up by Bakersfield Police more than a week ago.

On March 5th, Garza, a community service officer in charge of Arvin's Animal Control Unit was responding to a seriously injured animal call.