A suspect in the disappearance of three pit bulls from the Pet Bath House in Angels Camp turned herself in to the Angels Camp Police Department Thursday morning.

Patti Guy, 60, of Angels Camp, was not arrested after her cooperation in an interview, said Angels Camp Police Chief Todd Fordahl.

Guy remains a suspect on three counts of killing, maiming or abusing animals, three counts of stealing animals, and one count of criminal conspiracy, Fordahl said.

Guy was previously identified as uncooperative with the investigation surrounding the disappearance of the dogs — Casper, 11, a red-nosed pit bull; Cici, 9, an American pit bull, and Coco, 3, a brindle pit bull — all owned by displaced Butte Fire victim Steven Mendoza.

Fordahl said that Guy provided the department with information “that will hopefully assist with the investigation” and based on her “change in attitude,” the decision was made not to her arrest her.

The Angels Camp Police Department arrested Vonna Faye Hughes, 68, the owner of the Pet Bath House, Saturday afternoon after an investigation that determined she may have illegally put down three dogs boarded at the facility.

Fordahl said investigators now have additional people they are seeking to learn more about the status of the dogs.

“The goal is to find the dogs and find the status on them,” he said. “We want to find those directly responsible for what happened to those dogs.”

He said he does not know whether the dogs are alive or dead.

Guy will be included in a report submitted to the Calaveras County District Attorney’s Office, Fordahl said, which ultimately will determine if charges will be filed.

Contact Giuseppe Ricapito at (209) 588-4526 or gricapito@uniondemocrat.com . Follow him on Twitter @gsepinsonora.

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