Possible animal neglect at closed golf course

Posted at 11:24 PM, Oct 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-16 02:24:15-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The San Diego Humane Society launched an investigation into possible animal neglect Monday.  The investigation is focused on the former Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club.

The golf course shut down in July.

A spokesman with the Humane Society says someone reported that the declining state of one of the ponds on the course was endangering koi and other wildlife.

Homeowners living near the course say they often smell a foul stench coming from the pond.

The Humane Society says they’ve they’ve reached out to the owner of the country club and golf course.

The Humane Society sent 10News a statement that says in part:

"Because it is an open investigation, we cannot discuss details, but we take reports like this very seriously. We encourage anyone who has information relevant to this investigation to come forward and call San Diego Humane Society’s Humane Law Enforcement at 619-299-7012."