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LAKE HAVASU CITY – Three Lake Havasu City residents face dozens of charges for abandoning small dogs last fall and this spring.


The city’s Animal Control Unit responded when a total of 15 Chihuahuas were left in boxes at seven different locations over a three-day span last September.

“Notes were left with the animals indicating that the dogs could no longer be properly cared for,” said police Sgt. Tom Gray. “The dogs were eventually turned over to the Western Arizona Humane Society (WAHS). 

“There were no leads as to who was responsible for abandoning the dogs, but due to similarities regarding how the dogs were left, all of the incidents were believed to be related.”

Sixteen more Chihuahuas were abandoned at WAHS on April 30 and May 1. 

“The approximate age of the dogs was from three months to 10 years old and the dogs were in varying degrees of health,” Gray said. 

An investigation identified three people who lived together in the 2500 block of Anita Drive until the end of April.

Nathan Pulliam, 40 and Christina McMillan were arrested May 13 on 31 counts of animal cruelty. Chrissy McMillan, 22, was arrested for 16 counts of animal cruelty.

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