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Woman booked for animal torture in Carmichael dog death

Kayla Lynn Wright
Kayla Lynn Wright Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department

Sacramento County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a woman suspected in the theft and torture of dogs in Carmichael.

Kayla Lynn Wright, 23, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of grand theft of an animal and felony animal torture.

On Dec. 26, a dead dog was found in a garbage can on Cardinal Court, near Kenneth and Garfield avenues. The dog, wrapped in a table cloth, had a stereo speaker cord, with a speaker still attached, around its neck.

At the time, it was not clear if the dog was killed, accidentally strangled itself or died of natural causes, according to sheriff’s officials.

That same day, about 7 p.m., in the same general vicinity, deputies responded to a report from a man on Braninburg Court who said his two dogs went missing from his front yard. One of them returned with a cord around its neck and blue painter's tape around its jaws, according to Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Sgt. Lisa Bowman.

The other dog was later found down the street, hiding under a parked car.

Detectives were able to use security video in the neighborhood to tie the theft of the two dogs to a woman later identified as Wright, according to a sheriff’s department press release.

Further investigation allegedly established that Wright was also responsible for death of the dog in the garbage can.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.