Case Closed 5/30/07: Arthur Warren released after 6 1/2 months in jail. He pled guilty to 3 misdemeanors: Cruelty to Dogs, Failure to provide care for horses and operating without a kennel license. He paid a $270 fine. Judge dropped the felony and gun charges in a plea bargain. Warren is not allowed to own any animals. Georgia Thompson, owner of the property has her Somerset ranch for sale. Both have penalties and fees to be paid to El Dorado County Animal Control.
8/26: Arthur Warren died of lung disease.
El Dorado County
Supervisors did nothing to stop this operation. El Dorado County
Animal Control worked hard to make sure
Arthur Warren got shut down. For this we
Puppy Mill Bust, May 11, 2005
The Journey for dogs rescued from the El Dorado Puppy Mill
On May 11, after a tip from a person who saw the disgusting situation first
hand, El Dorado County officials seized 15 purebred Aussies and 6 horses
from Georgia Thompson's property in Somerset, near Placerville. Arhur Warren
and Georgia Thompson had been operating an illegal puppy mill for almost 30
years without a kennel license and without documentation or registration on
the puppies they sold.
Two of the 15 Aussies were too aggressive to adopt and were put down. The
remaining 13 were very timid and needed special homes where they'd get
socialization. El Dorado County asked us to take them. Our first group
included Angel, a lethal white who is blind and so malnourished she couldn't
get spayed until she gained 15 pounds.
All 13 have been adopted into loving homes. The last
one to get adopted was Nina, the shyest
of them all. She went to Aussie Rescue of British Columbia.
We gave her her very own Feature Story because it took
6 months for her to come around. Congratulations to
her foster moms!!!
Many thanks to Carol and her family for driving 3 Aussies
from California to Portland, Oregon where Aussie Rescue
of British Columbia picked them up. That was a long,
long drive with many stops! And many thanks to Jacinta
of Aussie Rescue of SoCal who took 3 more Aussies and
found them forever homes.
Here are some photos of their journey.