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Animal Update: FBI Adds Animal Cruelty To Index Of Major Crimes

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.



Watsonville Children Accused In Brutal Attack On Kittens

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.


Edna, a rescued pit bull terrier, dog, Oakland

Dozens Of Pit Bull Dogs Rescued From Oakland Home Squalor

Dozens of pit bulls have been rescued from a squalid two-bedroom Oakland home caked with dog feces and reeking of urine and decay.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/27/2011


3-Year-Old Vacaville Girl Found Barefoot In Rain; Mom Arrested

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.

CBS San Francisco–01/11/2011

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Abused Dogs Found Living In Filth; Salinas Woman Arrested

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.