Several Manteca residents called the Bulletin Wednesday concerned that Manteca Police had taken a dog away from a homeless man near the Shell station at Northwoods Avenue and East Yosemite Avenue. A check with the police department indicated that wasn’t exactly the case.
The person in question had been arrested for creating a disturbance based on a citizen’s complaint. The dog was impounded by the police while the man was processed and booked at the council jail.
Police Chief Nick Obligacion said it is a procedure similar to when someone has their vehicle impounded after being arrested. The person can get the vehicle back after they pay a release fee.
The chief said the fee — which is nominal — is significantly less than the city’s fees for people to free their dogs that are impounded after being caught running loose.
Obligacion said the city took the action due to concern for the dog’s welfare.
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You can help homeless families
Speaking of homeless, if you’d like to have a positive impact on those homeless parents and their kids working hard to get back on track you might consider buying a $125 ticket to the HOPE Family Shelters Summer Solstice party on Thursday, June 25.
It takes place from 6 p.m. until sundown at the Matthews residence adjacent to Delicato Vineyards.
The entire ticket price goes to the shelters. It is the biggest fundraiser for the organization’s $150,00 operating budget that relies on donations and fundraisers to pay 80 percent of the cost it takes to help homeless families as well a homeless single moms and their kids.
For tickets call either HOPE Ministries at 209.824.0658 or Raymus Homes at 209.824.3080.