Three cows on a Castro Valley ranch were reportedly shot dead over the weekend by unknown assailants, according to a published report.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.