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Justice served for “Buddy” the Basset Hound

Andrew Delgado has been sentenced to 16 months in state prison and 3 years of parole after being released from state prison. He will also be required to register as an arson offender and was imposed sentencing enhancements in the event he re-offends at a later date that would provide for an extra 5 years added to any sentence he may receive in the future.

All of this comes after Delgado plead no contest to charges associated with setting “Buddy” the Basset Hound on fire in October of 2012. Delgado drenched Buddy in lighter fluid and then set him on fire in a ravine near his home on Mesa Drive in the Camarillo Heights area. Buddy was initially found alive by responders but died shortly thereafter.

Here at the Humane Society of Ventura County we would like to thank Deputy District Attorney Simmons for seeking the maximum sentence and Judge Bruce Young for sentencing Delgado to time in state prison.

We would further like to thank all who have donated to the Humane Society of Ventura County in memory of Buddy. Those funds will be used to fund the care of animals at our shelter as well as many of our valuable programs including our Investigations Department.

Megan is a female, brown tabby Domestic Shorthair. She is about 1 year old, and she has been at the Humane Society since October 29, 2013. Megan loves to be petted!
Ashton is a male, gray tabby Domestic Shorthair, who is 1 year old. Ashton has been at the Humane Society since July 30, 2013. Ashton is easy to overlook because of his shyness, but if you are slow and quiet he warms up and enjoys a good scratch!

What makes this so special is the bond that these two cats have cultivated throughout the past 7-8 months. What we are requesting is to find a home that would take both of these sweethearts. Please help us spread the word and find that special person willing to give these two shy kitties a home. We guarantee that house will be filled with love!

We really want these two to go home together so their adoption fees have been cut in half – $120 for both of these sweet cats. The adoption fee of $120 includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, free veterinarian visit, and microchip implantation. For more information on Ashton & Megan,  or other adoptable animals, please call 805 646-6505. You can meet them Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

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