UPDATE: Status of pets taken in Galt eviction shooting | News
SACRAMENTO, CA - The pets of a Galt man accused of killing an Animal Control officer who had been sent to check on the animals' welfare after an eviction are being cared for, Sacramento Animal Care Services assures.
The dogs and cats were removed last Thursday after a 17-hour standoff between the suspect, Joseph F. Corey, and police following Corey allegedly opening fire on Sacramento County Animal Control Officer Roy Marcum and two locksmiths. Marcum was killed. The locksmiths were able to flee.
Gina Knepp, Director of Sacramento Animal Care Services, says two dogs were going to Placer County Animal Care in South Lake Tahoe to be socialized and eventually adopted.
Three dogs will stay in the care of Sacramento City Animal Control as they look for homes for them.
Animal outreach groups are taking Corey's cats to find homes for them. Knepp said one cat may be too feral to be adopted.