Animal cruelty

Cats Hoarded

Salinas Woman Sentenced To 3 Years Probation For Hoarding Diseased, Decomposing Cats

A 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.

15 hours ago

A burglar is seen in a surveillance image, the home's family dog steps on broken glass. (Fremont Police Dept.)

Fremont Home Burglars Feed Broken Glass To Family Dog

Police were seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects who broke into a Fremont residence and injured the residents’ dog by feeding it shattered glass last Friday.

09/03/2015

Dog Sitter Abuse

Burlingame Dog Sitter Pleads Not Guilty To Animal Cruelty Over Incident Caught On Camera

Linda 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.

08/27/2015

Dog Sitter Abuse

Burlingame Dog Sitter Charged With Animal Cruelty After Incident Caught On Camera

A 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.

08/26/2015

Dog Sitter Abuse

Humane Society Presses For Animal Cruelty Case Against Burlingame Dog-Sitter

The Peninsula Humane Society is pressing ahead with its claims of animal abuse against the owner of a Burlingame dog-sitting business after she was captured on video manhandling a dog in her care.

08/24/2015

Two cows among the dozens of animals left abandoned in squalid conditions on a lot near Moss Landing. (SPCA for Monterey County)

More Than 100 Animals Abandoned In Squalid Conditions On Monterey County Lot; 5 Dead

More than 100 emaciated cows, goats, sheep, hens, ducks, pigs, dogs and cats were rescued from a squalid quarter-acre lot near Moss Landing on Monday, according to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for Monterey County.

07/30/2015

A employee holds a 129,000 USD crocodile Hermes Birkin Bag for the press to see during a private opening for the new Hermes store on Wall Street in New York. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

British Actress Wants Name Removed From Pricey Hermes Birkin Bags Due To Crocodile Cruelty

British singer/actor Jane Birkin told Hermes to take her name off the handbag after learning about the alleged cruel practices used to harvest the crocodile skins some of the bags are made of.

07/29/2015

Police boat on the water (Getty Images)

Dead Cat Tied To 10-Pound Weight Found In SF Bay During Pier 14 Shooting Investigation

San Francisco Animal Control Officers arrested a man on animal cruelty charges after police found a dead cat in the San Francisco Bay during a homicide investigation at Pier 14.

07/16/2015

Crime Scene

Dead Dog Found With Its Legs Bound In Walnut Creek Canal; Animal Cruelty Investigation Underway

Contra Costa Water District workers found “Gino” the Australian Shepherd on Monday, drowned in a canal with his back legs bound in a shoelace.

06/24/2015

A frame from a YouTube video shows workers handling chickens at a Foster Farms plant. (mercyforanimals/YouTube)

Foster Farms Suspends 5 Workers Following Release Of Undercover Animal Cruelty Video

Poultry producer Foster Farms suspended five employees Wednesday after an animal-rights group released undercover video showing live birds being slammed upside-down into shackles, punched and plucked.

06/17/2015

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