OAKLAND (CBS 5 / AP) — Dozens of pit bulls have been rescued from a squalid two-bedroom Oakland home caked with dog feces and reeking of urine and decay.

Police said 33 pit bulls, many emaciated with skin stained yellow from urine, were discovered in crates stacked inside the home on Capistrano Drive.

Several dogs had to be euthanized and animal care officers were looking to find homes for dogs nursed back to health.

OPD Officer Sarah Whitmeyer, who participated in the December raid, said they found the bloody and terrified pit bulls in a home owned by 68-year-old Arthey Yancey.

The dogs had dug holes in excrement to lie down.

Yancey has been charged in Alameda County Superior Court with felony animal cruelty.

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Comments (12)
  1. Kona says:

    He should be put in a 4’x 4′ cell for the rest of his miserable life or put to death.

  2. a says:

    if the raid ws on dec9, who so long to report the story. and felony animal cruelty sounds about right. this charge should also be applied to the fake vet down in monterey if they ever catch him.

    1. Donna says:

      Yeah, why so long to report on this??? Almost two months!!!! This makes me angry.

    2. Victor says:

      I think investigators didn’t let CBS 5 report on this story in December until the investigation is finished today.

  3. taylor says:

    how would ever do something like this did those dogs desevere that

  4. Randy Fleming says:

    Why must blacks be inexorably linked to pit bulls in such an unfortunate way? Is it a parable of some sort? Other than Michael Vick , it’s mostly been people permanently entrenched in 3rd class citizenry. Would Clarence Page or Bill Cosby have kept animals , like these , in similar situation?

  5. alfie poo says:

    white guys do this too…you just don’t react to it by saying “why are whites inexorably linked to pit bull” abuse…..get an education , dude, you are a racist. Alf

  6. Victor says:

    Euthanize all pit bulls? You be the judge even though some were victims of animal cruelty in December.

    1. Victor says:

      I’m just asking!

  7. Rt in Danville says:

    Hey Randy, I just got back from Edmond Oklahoma…. Guess what I saw? A bunch of white guys in pick up trucks with pit bulls. I even talked to one of the good ole boys who was heading to a fighting match with his 9 dogs.

  8. james says:

    Jesus!! If you are NOT interested in ‘taking care’ of a pet…DO NOT GET ONE! Put his A$$ in a 3 x 4 and leave food and water for him. I thought we (as the highest level of intelligence on this planet) would be more HUMANE!

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