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Animal cruelty

Roosters duel during a cockfighting match. (Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)

Bethel Island Cockfighting Bust Ends In Animal Cruelty Arrests

One man was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty and two others were arrested for being spectators at a cockfight in Bethel Island last weekend, a sheriff’s spokesman said Thursday.

07/17/2014

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Oakland Attorney Found Guilty Of Animal Cruelty For Mistreating More Than 100 Cats

An Oakland attorney was convicted Thursday of felony animal cruelty for failing to properly care for the more than 100 cats who lived in her home in West Oakland, many of whom died or had to be euthanized.

06/19/2014

In this handout photo provided by SeaWorld San Diego, mom and baby killer whale swim together at SeaWorld San Diego's Shamu Stadium February 14, 2013 in San Diego. (Mike Aguilera/SeaWorld San Diego via Getty Images)

California Bill To End Killer Whale Shows At SeaWorld Put On Hold

A California bill that sought to end killer whale shows at SeaWorld in San Diego and phase out keeping them in captivity has been put on hold, meaning it’s dead for the year.

04/08/2014

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Fairfield Man Charged With Drowning Dog Found Not Guilty Of Animal Cruelty

A Solano County jury on Thursday acquitted a Fairfield man who had been charged with felony animal cruelty for drowning his dog last August.

02/07/2014

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San Ramon Church Pastor Accused Of Hiding Runaways, Sex With Teen

A San Ramon youth pastor has been arrested after allegedly hiding two 17-year-old runaways at his home and having a sexual relationship with one of them, police said Thursday.

02/06/2014

Authorities said this dog was rescued from an alleged dog fighting ring in East Oakland that was busted on December 19, 2013. (CBS)

Oakland Dogfighting Suspect Identified, Homes Sought For Rescued Dogs

A suspect has been identified in a dogfighting operation uncovered in East Oakland last month, but officials are struggling to find homes or rescue groups to take the rest of the malnourished dogs, an Oakland Animal Services official said Friday.

01/10/2014

Alan Velete is accused of abusing and killing a 4-month-old puppy in front of his young daughter. (Redwood City Police Department)

Redwood City Man Accused Of Killing Puppy In Front Of Young Daughter

Redwood City police have arrested a man suspected of abusing and killing a 4-month-old puppy in front of his 4-year-old daughter.

01/10/2014

(CBS)

Santa Rosa Man Accused of Threatening to Eat Roommate, Stabbing Dog

Sonoma County sheriff’s deputies arrested a man who allegedly attacked his roommate and killed her dog Tuesday evening in Santa Rosa, sheriff’s officials said.

12/26/2013

Authorities said this dog was rescued from an alleged dog fighting ring in East Oakland that was busted on December 19, 2013. (CBS)

Alleged Oakland Dog Fighting Ring Busted

Animal control officials in Oakland said a suspected dog-fighting ring they broke up on Thursday could be a small group operating among many that force animals to fight to the death in the Bay Area.

12/20/2013

A bicyclist rides along the Embarcadero. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Man Drowns Pets Belonging To San Francisco’s ‘Cat Lady’ In Bay

San Francisco are looking for witnesses to the drowning of two cats Monday afternoon along the Embarcadero waterfront.

11/26/2013

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