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Posted by: thepinetree on 07/13/2017 12:40 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 07/13/2017 12:42 PM
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Second Suspect In Pet Bath House Animal Killing Case Questioned, Not Arrested.

Angels Camp, CA...On July 13, 2017 at approximately 9:15 am, Patti Guy turned herself in to the Angels Camp Police Department. Guy was interviewed again and based upon the second interview and additional investigative leads that resulted from the interview, the decision was made not to arrest her at this time. Until the investigation is complete and the status of the three missing dogs is confirmed, Guy will remain a suspect in this case. The investigation remains active and ongoing, and no further information will be released at this time.

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****UPDATE**** 07/11/2017

The Angels Camp Police Department has identified 60 year old Angels Camp resident, Patti Guy, as being involved in the illegal killing of 3 dogs at the Pet Bath House. Guy has been uncooperative in the investigation and is currently wanted for the following charges:

(3) counts of 597(a) PC - Killing, Maiming, Abusing Animals
(3) counts of 487g PC - Stealing, Taking, Defrauding Animals
(1) count of 182(a)(1) PC - Conspiracy

If you see Guy, please do not approach or detain her. Report her whereabouts to the Angels Camp Police Department by calling (209) 736-2567.


On 07/04/17 the Angels Camp PD became aware of an incident that occurred at the "Pet Bath House" in Angels Camp. An owner of three dogs that were boarded there reported that he believed that his dogs were illegally killed, while they were boarded at the business. The victim related the following information.

After the Butte Fire the victim was displaced when he lost his home. He boarded his three dogs at a facility in Valley Springs, where they remained for approximately 18 months. He visited them on a regular basis and was advised recently, in mid-June, that he would have to find another facility to board them, as they were showing signs of kennel stress. They were temporarily housed with County Animal Services until they were eventually placed at the "Pet Bath House" on 06/21/17. The victim paid for the stay in advance. On 06/29/17 the victim received a telephone call from the owner of the "Pet Bath House," Hughes, who advised that the dogs got loose while in her care and became involved in a dog fight with another boarded dog. Hughes asked the victim to compensate her for the related vet bill as a result of the dog fight that occurred, which the victim did. On 07/01/17 the victim was advised that a second incident occurred, where the victim's dogs reportedly became involved in another dog fight, causing injuries to other dogs and Hughes as well. On 07/02/17 Hughes notified the victim that his three dogs were "put down," due to their aggressive behavior, and indicated to the victim that the police department was involved in the matter. It should be noted that the police department became aware of this incident on 07/04/17, when the victim reported to police that his dogs were illegally "put down."

Once the information was reported to the Angels Camp Police, an investigation began, and it was discovered that the owner of the "Pet Bath House," Hughes, provided false information to County Animal Services regarding the status of the dogs and the severity of her alleged injuries. Hughes initially reported to County Animal Services that the dogs in question had been relinquished to the care and custody of their owner, and she was deceptive in reporting the severity of the injuries she sustained while breaking up one of the dog fights.

Hughes initially advised police that the dogs had been turned loose. It was later discovered that she made arrangements for a third party to "take care" of the dogs. The third party involved has been identified, and so far is uncooperative in this investigation. To date it is unknown the status or location of the dogs, and it has not been confirmed if they are alive or dead. The investigating officer believes that the three dogs have been feloniously killed, and is attempting to gather information to confirm this.

On 07/08/17, Vonna Hughes, a 68 year old Angels Camp resident, was arrested and booked into the Calaveras County Jail on multiple charges related to animal cruelty, animal neglect, theft of an animal and conspiracy. The investigation is ongoing.


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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-07-13 12:44:16   By: thepinetree
Readers, Please be kind in your comments. The innocent deserve to be able to move on with their lives once cleared. Even the guilty should be able to live and thrive here when they have paid their price.

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    Posted on: 2017-07-13 13:56:36   By: Anonymous
    Are you freaking serious, look up the name Vonna Faye smith !!! The woman is a black widow ! Everyone she gets their money from she conventionally kill off .. all her ex husbands dead her ( best friend ) husband mysteriesly dies leaving lots of money ... ends up here thinking we are a bunch off dumbass hicks and try's playing those games here .. so be kind I don't think so and as far as Patti see is nuts also, but we have all known that for years.

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      Posted on: 2017-07-13 15:12:09   By: Anonymous

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      Posted on: 2017-07-13 19:06:17   By: Anonymous
      Agree 100% and pull their license in the mean time.

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      Posted on: 2017-07-14 05:12:48   By: Anonymous
      I tried to look up the info, but found nothing of what you spoke.
      I did read about her being a "Master Groomer" but from the burns my dog
      received by shears that were too hot, it seems she did not teach her employees
      anything from her "Master Grooming" classes. I'm wondering if that is a bogus claim of being a Master Groomer?
      I do know there's a lady in Douglas Flats that's has a great reputation in grooming pets, but after the Bath House episode, I don't trust anyone anymore.

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        Posted on: 2017-07-14 06:32:21   By: Anonymous
        The lady in Douglas Flat is awesome. It is very hard to find truly honest Dog Groomers any more.

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    Posted on: 2017-07-14 09:05:36   By: Anonymous
    After 2 groomers refused to finish clipping my 15 year old border collie (almost 16 now) with sore hips I went to the Bath House. She has now clipped him twice and he appears totally happy when I arrive to pick him up. She never muzzled him and he is much happier being clipped. I have no complaints & will continue to go there.

    Remember, innocent till proven guilty and the story seems very illogical and incomplete to me at this time.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-07-13 16:21:18   By: Anonymous
Well I certainly hope this place is shut down in the meantime, to keep those unaware of what has happened and they don't board their pets here. She might be innocent until proven guilty, but no one else should have to suffer what the original owner has gone through.
I went through yelp to complain about what they did to my dog here so that anyone who would think about getting their dog groomed here would at least think twice about subjecting their dog to the pain mine went through.
Animals can't speak for themselves, so we have to do it for them.

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    Posted on: 2017-07-13 16:55:20   By: Anonymous
    So well said, and I totally agree. Our furry family members are so important to most of us and I for one would never subject my "child" to miss treatment.

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      Re: miss treatment
      Posted on: 2017-07-13 17:25:40   By: Anonymous
      I heard she got married.

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        Re: miss treatment
        Posted on: 2017-07-13 17:49:27   By: Anonymous
        Bell Sisters , Ding and Dong

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          Re: miss treatment
          Posted on: 2017-07-13 18:20:50   By: Anonymous
          These two POS need to be hung out to dry. When it comes to animal abuse, death or cruelty their is no forgiveness and the Superior Court will find them both guilty and they will be sent to the BIG BATH HOUSE!

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            Re: miss treatment
            Posted on: 2017-07-13 21:28:29   By: Anonymous
            Mutes everywhere especially in cannibis county! People used to actually work for a living. Yeah really gloop

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              Re: miss treatment
              Posted on: 2017-07-14 05:06:06   By: Anonymous
              "Mutes everywhere especially in cannibis county"? Good God man, what on earth are you talking about?
              Please try to stay coherent and on track of what the subject is about.

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                Re: miss treatment
                Posted on: 2017-07-14 06:45:31   By: Anonymous
                Can't expect that from stoners.

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                  Re: miss treatment
                  Posted on: 2017-07-14 10:37:58   By: Anonymous
                  They claim to be friends with Bill and hilary Clinton.
                  That could explain the deaths of her husbands etc.
                  Maybe slick willy came out and drug a BONE thru them dogs

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-07-14 19:10:12   By: Anonymous
I've known Vonna for years. Does anybody really think that she would risk everything and do anything like this? First of all, NO DOGS WERE KILLED AT THE PET BATH HOUSE! All of this speculation and everyone talking trash about something they know nothing about. I do know that Vonna tried to assist this person because no other place would accept his three pit bulls. These dogs had been caged for way too long and were in distress. She went above and beyond her call of duty to help this person and his dogs. The dogs turned on her as well and she was attacked. They destroyed parts of her building. She tried to find a place for the dogs. Unfortunately being in the business that she's in, there have been times that people would contract with her for boarding and they would abandon their "pets" and never come and pick them up. I've witnessed this with pregnant felines to yes, put bulls. So before you convict her, know that she's devastated about this whole ordeal. She has not harmed or killed any dog. She tried to help. Look where this has gotten her. Shame on all of you haters. And for you mountain "folk", she's from the south. They have a way about them, like east coasters, midwesterners, New "Yawkers", and others. REPEAT! SHE WOULD NEVER HARM AN ANIMAL!

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    Posted on: 2017-07-15 09:50:45   By: Anonymous
    Then where are the dogs?

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-07-15 09:49:38   By: Anonymous
Have been told by others that it's an odd concept to begin with as a boarding facility - kind of an open space set up with dogs roaming freely. None of us like the idea of our pets caged but boarding is about being secure and safe. That sounds like an accident waiting to happen. Know of at least one boarded dog that escaped over the fence, crossed the highway and was visiting the parking lot at ACE and elsewhere in Angels Camp. The dog's owner came home from vacation and located his dog. That was enough for me to steer clear.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-07-17 13:06:01   By: Anonymous
I personally have taken my dog to the Pet Bath House on numerous occasions, for boarding of anywhere from a day to a week, and several times for grooming. My dog always comes tired but happy. Yes, it is somewhat of an unconventional set-up, but our dog seems to like it better than being in a kennel. The times we've kenneled him in the past, he always seemed subdued, even depressed when he came home. I only have to imitate the ladies' strong Southern accents when telling my dog he's going to what we call "the party house" for him to get excited! Honestly!

I understand that this case is under investigation, and unless and until the parties involved are convicted, they should be given the same rights guaranteed to all of us.I truly hope this investigation finds these ladies innocent. Yes, they are sort of zany, but that is not illegal. But then again, haters gonna hate.

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    Posted on: 2017-07-19 10:21:31   By: Anonymous
    But if this was marijuana you yuppie angels camp folk would be in an uproar! Hypocrites and your chief of police todd is unprofessional and a bit scary. Seeing his comments on the public forums online has made me and many others uncomfortable, I will not be giving any of my money to angels as long as that man represents the citizens of that town. Coming from someone who doesn't even use or grow no thank you! I'm glad I know though thanks todd, angels council and law enforcement get your shi.t together! Until then anywhere but there will monies flow from me, and I liked the theater and some restaurants, but no fukin way. Don't even want to drive through that town with creepy todd around.

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