Puppy's Life Threatened on Appletree

An ominous text prompted a call to police

Someone claimed to have killed a Mission Viejo resident's pet dog via text.

Police were called Tuesday afternoon after a resident received a threatening text message:


The resident had a puppy inside backyard kennel.

The call came at 3:04 p.m., according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department online blotter.

Read another recent item from the OCSD blotter here.

According to the OCSD website:

The calls represent what was told to the deputy in the field by the radio dispatcher. The true nature of an incident often differs from what is initially reported. No assumption of criminal guilt or affiliation should be drawn from the content of the information provided.


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