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.
The Federal Bureau of Investigations is upping the stakes in their battle against animal cruelty. It’s now part of the Bureau’s index of major crimes. That means crimes against animals will now be taken as seriously as arson or homicide.
Animal shelter officials want three Watsonville youngsters charged for hurting a trio of kittens, including one that was bashed against a wall and had to be euthanized.
Dozens of pit bulls have been rescued from a squalid two-bedroom Oakland home caked with dog feces and reeking of urine and decay.
Vacaville police arrested a 30-year-old woman Saturday on suspicion of leaving her 3-year-old child at home alone while she went to a store and visited a friend.
A woman was taken to jail on Saturday after Salinas police found a group of severely abused dogs inside the suspect’s home, which was in such an unhealthy living state that it was condemned, police reported.