Animal cruelty

An animal control officer with the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter holds the body of a puppy and its mother after they were found on the side of a road, February 20, 2015. (Santa Clara County Animal Shelter)

$6,000 Reward Offered To Find Person Who Tossed Dogs From Moving Vehicle In Santa Cruz County

A $6,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person who threw two dogs in sand bags from a vehicle near the dump in unincorporated Watsonville last week, officials said Friday.

02/27/2015

An animal control officer with the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter holds the body of a puppy and its mother after they were found on the side of a road, February 20, 2015. (Santa Clara County Animal Shelter)

Puppy Killed After Dogs Stuffed Into Sack, Tossed Out Of Moving Vehicle Near Watsonville

Investigators in Santa Cruz County are asking the public’s help to find who stuffed two dogs – a mother and her puppy – into a sandbag and tossed them from a moving vehicle, killing the puppy.

02/23/2015

A oppossum is seen inside of a trap in the backyard of a San Jose home. (CBS)

Santa Cruz Restaurant Worker Reportedly Confesses To Pouring Bleach On Opossum That Died

A 31-year-old man released from jail Thursday admitted he poured bleach on a young opossum that died Saturday after he placed it in trash can behind a pizzeria in Santa Cruz, according to an animal control officer.

10/10/2014

Joseph Badiali (Hayward Police Department)

UC Santa Cruz Student Charged With Stabbing Mom To Death With Scissors & Killing 3 Chihuahuas

A University of California, Santa Cruz student has been charged with murder and animal cruelty for allegedly stabbing his mother to death with scissors and killing three of the family’s dogs.

10/09/2014

A oppossum is seen inside of a trap in the backyard of a San Jose home. (CBS)

Santa Cruz Restaurant Owner Allegedly Orders Worker To Kill Baby Opossum With Bleach; Chef Quits

The Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter is investigating claims that a pizza restaurant owner ordered an employee to kill a baby opossum on Saturday, according to Rebecca Dmytryk of Wildlife Emergency Service.

10/05/2014

Gabriel Quintara (Fresno County Sheriff's Office)

Teenagers Arrested In Clubbing Of 920 Chickens At Central Valley Foster Farms Plant

Authorities in Fresno County have arrested four people, including three juveniles, in connection with the clubbing of more than 900 chickens at a Foster Farms plant last month.

10/02/2014

Chicken coops at the Foster Farm chicken processing facility near Fresno. (CBS)

Animal Rights Group Offers $5,000 Reward In Central Valley Chicken Massacre

An animal rights group is offering a $5,000 reward for the information leading to whoever bludgeoned nearly 1,000 chickens to death at a Central Valley processing facility.

10/01/2014

Foster Farms plant in Caruthers , near Fresno. Authorities said at least one person killed more than 900 chickens with a golf club on September 20, 2014. (CBS)

‘Psychopath’ Kills 920 Chickens With Golf Club At Foster Farms Plant Near Fresno

Authorities in the Central Valley are searching for at least one intruder who clubbed more than 900 chickens to death at a Foster Farms plant near Fresno.

10/01/2014

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 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.

09/26/2014

A screenshot of video allegedly showing Centerplate CEO Desmond Hague kicking a dog. (Source: UT San Diego)

Centerplate CEO Caught Kicking Puppy In Elevator Will Resign

The CEO of a food and beverage concession company who was caught kicking and choking a small dog on a surveillance camera will announce his resignation on Tuesday, according to a news release.

09/02/2014

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