Animal Abuse

Salinas Woman Sentenced To 3 Years Probation For Hoarding Diseased, Decomposing CatsA Salinas woman pleaded guilty to charges of animal cruelty in a case that involved pet cats found in varying stages of decomposition and diseased conditions.
Burlingame Dog Sitter Pleads Not Guilty To Animal Cruelty Over Incident Caught On CameraLinda Levac was allegedly seen and recorded on video by a neighbor in the backyard of her Burlingame home grabbing a dog by its collar, lifting it in the air and slamming it to the ground multiple times, prosecutors said.
Burlingame Dog Sitter Charged With Animal Cruelty After Incident Caught On CameraA Burlingame dog-sitting business owner is being charged with animal abuse after a neighbor captured video of the woman allegedly mistreating a dog in her care.
Animal Care Officials Seek Dog Believed Abused By Burlingame Dog SitterAnimal care officials are looking for a dog that a dog sitter may have abused last month as seen in a disturbing video posted online by the Peninsula Humane Society.
Man Accused Of Killing Goose With Bare Hands At Oakland Park ChargedA man accused of using his bare hands to kill a goose at Lakeside Park is facing two misdemeanor charges.
Budding Serial Killer? Decapitated Animals Found By Railroad Tracks In SacramentoOfficials in Sacramento have found more decapitated animals, bringing the total number to more than a dozen since January.
Humane-Certified Foster Farms Under Investigation After Video Shows Abuse, Torture Of Live ChickensPolice are investigating poultry producer Foster Farms after an animal-rights group shot undercover video showing some chickens being slammed upside-down into metal shackles, punched and having their feathers pulled out while they were still alive.
Merced Men Charged In Vicious Machete Attack On Dog Head To TrialTwo men charged with tying a dog to a fire hydrant, slashing it with machetes and leaving it for dead were ordered to stand trial.
Vicious Machete Attack On Dog Sparks Animal Abuse Rally In MercedDozens gathered in Merced to protest animal abuse after a Siberian Husky was tied to a fire hydrant and slashed by two men with machetes.
Burned Chihuahua Puppy In Antioch Recovering After Losing Ears; $1,000 Reward Offered To Find AttackerA chihuahua puppy that was found to have been tortured with major burns is recovering after having its ears amputated. Police are offering a reward to find its attacker.
Police Raid Petaluma Duck Farm After Undercover Video Reveals Sick & Wounded AnimalsSonoma County Sheriff's Office deputies raided a duck factory in Petaluma Wednesday after an animal advocacy group released hidden camera video showing wounded and sick animals.
Redwood City Man Sentenced For Torture, Killing Of Puppy In Front Of Daughter A Redwood City man who pleaded no contest to killing his puppy Lucky after torturing it for weeks in front of his 4-year-old daughter was sentenced to two years in county jail Friday morning, prosecutors said.