On October 11, 2009, at approximately 9:00 P.M., Oakland Police officers were dispatched to the
intersection of 90th Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard to investigate a report of a vehicle collision.
Upon arrival, officers discovered that a 1992 Chevy Lumina had collided with a tree.
After months of joint investigation by the Oakland Police Department’s Oakland Animal Services (OAS) and the Crime Investigation Division (CID), La Preda Thomas of Oakland was arraigned on Friday, October 9, on two felony counts of animal abuse charged by the Alameda County District Attorney’s office. Thomas is accused of severely injuring more than 15 cats and kittens in incidents dating back to 2006.