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North Highlands Man Accused Of Spray Painting, Poisoning Dogs

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Denis Vorobyov is accused of abusing dogs in North Highlands. (Photo credit: Sacramento County Sheriff's Dept.)

Denis Vorobyov is accused of abusing dogs in North Highlands. (Photo credit: Sacramento County Sheriff’s Dept.)

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NORTH HIGHLANDS (CBS13) – A North Highlands man is in jail accused of abusing dogs, including spray painting one and pouring chemicals on the others.

Deputies arrested Denis Vorobyov, 24, on Monday afternoon after Vorobyov’s sister called 9-1-1 claiming Denis has poisoned the family dogs, said Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Ramos.

When deputies arrived at the home in the 6200 block of Claussen Way in North Highlands, Vorobyov allegedly tried to get away by jumping the back fence, but deputies stopped him using a stun gun and took him into custody

Three dogs were found on the property and all showed signs of mistreatment. The head and face of a boxer was spray painted, and a poodle and a Chihuahua appeared to be exposed to some kind of household cleaner. Deputy Ramos said the poodle was not doing well.

Vorobyov allegedly strapped rubber bands around the muzzles of the dogs, which had had been removed before deputies arrived.

While running from deputies, Vorobyov allegedly tossed away a bag containing dope and a pipe. Those items were later recovered by deputies.

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