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Maximillian the pit bull puppy had to be put down after someone tortured him. (Courtesy: San Francisco Animal Care and Control)

$10K Reward Offered After Homeless Man’s Puppy Stolen, Brutally Tortured In San Francisco

A $10,000 reward has been offered to help find a thief who stole and beat a homeless man’s pit bull puppy so badly that veterinarians had to put it down.

05/17/2015

A female skunk. These black and white creatures are most iconic for their unique, defensive odour.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Love Stinks! Especially If You Are A Skunk And It’s Mating Season

It’s mating season for skunks in the Bay Area. Hold your nose!

03/07/2015

A mountain lion cub. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mountain Lion Spotted In Hillsborough, Believed To Have Killed Deer

A mountain lion was spotted in Hillsborough early Friday morning and a dead deer apparently killed by the big cat was later found in the area.

12/26/2014

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Burglars Posing As Animal Service Officers Ransack Elderly Couple’s Fremont Home

A man who posed as a Fremont animal services officer burglarized the home of an elderly couple on Wednesday.

09/19/2014

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70 Animals Found Living In Filth Inside Hoarder’s Monterey County Home

At least 70 dogs, cats and kittens were found living in unsanitary conditions inside a Monterey County, resulting in authorities having to humanely euthanize two dozen of the sickest animals.

07/25/2014

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Skunk Killed By Dog Tests Positive For Rabies, First Case In Monterey County

Police are warning Marina residents of a dead skunk found in a city neighborhood that tested positive for rabies last week.

06/19/2014

A viewer took an photo of a dead dog on a sidewalk in front of the post office at 92nd St. and International Blvd. in Oakland. (CBS)

Dog Left Dead On Oakland Sidewalk For Nearly A Week Despite Numerous Calls

A dead dog left just feet away from a cluster of mailboxes in East Oakland was left for nearly a week before being cleaned up by animal control, but even then, the grisly task wasn’t complete, as KPIX 5 discovered Tuesday.

05/13/2014

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Rabid Bat Found Near Marin County’s Lake Lagunitas

A rabid bat was found near Lake Lagunitas in Marin County over the Labor Day holiday weekend, a Marin Humane Society spokeswoman said Friday.

09/07/2012

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Unleashed Pit Bull Attacks Police Horse At San Francisco Crissy Field

A pet owner was arrested Monday after his off-leash pit bull dog attacked a U.S. Park Police officer’s horse at Crissy Field.

08/07/2012

A pit bull dog. (CBS)

Salinas Police Shoot, Kill Pit Bull

Salinas police said they shot and killed a pit bull that attacked an officer on Saturday after receiving complaints about loose dogs in Central Park.

07/02/2012

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