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A dog that was abandoned at Veterans Park in Fontana on March 19 was adopted this afternoon by a Temecula woman, Anita Curtis.

The photos include the Riverside County Animal Services employees who assisted in the adoption process, Carlos Lucero and Siobhan Surface.

We didn’t put out a news release initially about this abandonment case; The story did generate some traction on social media pages, including the Fontana Police Department Facebook page. Fontana PD still has an open investigation into the cruelty matter and is hopeful someone might come forward with a tip about who purposely left this dog in a park, tied to a trash can with a note. The note said the pit bull mix got along well with kids and was a nice dog. But the note didn’t even offer up the dog’s name.

Our position is that there is a right way to relinquish ownership of a pet and a wrong way – and this was not only the wrong way, it is a criminal act. Abandoning an animal is a violation of state law.

Nonetheless, Ms. Curtis is helping make this sad ordeal one with a brighter resolution. Ms. Curtis said she is going to rename the dog “Deuces.” After his neuter surgery, he’ll soon be heading home to her and her family.

The pictures, below, are provided by Fontana PD/Fontana Animal Services. This is what the officer saw when arriving at the park on March 19.

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