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Santa Rosa Couple Charged In Strangling Death Of Dog Tied To Post

Police say a Santa Rosa couple will face animal cruelty charges after their dog was strangled to death by the cable tying it to a backyard post.

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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 pit bull named Maximilian by shelter staff rests after being treated for his multiple injuries. (San Francisco Animal Care and Control)

Brutally Abused Dog Found Under Freeway In San Francisco; Reward Offered

A $500 reward is being offered for information in the case of a dog found severely injured early Thursday morning in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood, according to the Animal Care and Control.

05/15/2015

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Cows Mysteriously Shot Dead On Castro Valley Ranch

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

04/06/2015

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)

$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

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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

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