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Dog abuser ordered to pay restitution

Perry Van Houten, Ojai Valley News reporter
A convicted animal abuser has been ordered by to pay restitution to the owner of a dog he severely injured and then dumped on the side of a road in Ojai.
At a hearing Aug. 10, 21-year-old Spencer Whitewood was ordered by Superior Court Judge Charles W. Campbell to pay $22,461 to the owner of the dog, a former roommate.
According to a Ventura County District Attorney’s Office statement, Whitewood was home alone Nov. 10, 2015, with Mayble, an eight-month-old Chihuahua and later that day informed his roommate the dog had gone missing.

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