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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

Riley the beagle was rescued from a lab by the Beagle Freedom Project. (CBS)

California Beagle Owners Push For Stricter Rules On Animal Testing

Beagles and their owners have been regular visitors to the state capitol in Sacramento to support AB147, a bill that would require publicly funded labs using dogs and cats for research to put healthy ones like Riley up for adoption rather than put them to sleep once the research is over.

05/11/2015

Wynder, stolen dog

Dog Stolen From Outside Berkeley Salon Returned To Owner After Woman Hears Story On KCBS

A Berkeley hairstylist was reunited with his stolen dog on Thursday afternoon after a woman recognized the dog as being the same one given to her daughter.

04/16/2015

Tortured Puppy

Burned Chihuahua Puppy In Antioch Recovering After Losing Ears; $1,000 Reward Offered To Find Attacker

A chihuahua puppy that was found to have been tortured with major burns is recovering after having its ears amputated. Police are offering a reward to find its attacker.

04/10/2015

(Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office)

Abandoned Bloodhound Found Tied Up On Handrail For Hours In Watsonville

A bloodhound has a warm place to stay the night thanks to some Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s deputies.

04/10/2015

(Fresno Fire Department)

Firefighters Rescue Puppy From 50-Foot Deep Well In Fresno

Firefighters lowered a knotted rope into the hole and looped it around the puppy’s legs and torso and pulled him to safety.

04/08/2015

A dog walker escorts dogs along the beach at Crissy Field near the Golden Gate Bridge. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

40,000 Sign Petition To Stop Law Forcing Dogs To Be On Leashes In Bay Area Parks

A San Francisco apartment dweller’s petition against a National Park Service plan to put further limitations on unleashed dogs in parks is gaining steam.

04/07/2015

Stella, a 5-year-old Rhodesian ridgeback. (Eireann Dolan)

Landlord Asks A’s Pitcher, Girlfriend For Their Dog’s Resume As Part Of Rental Application

Finding an apartment in the Bay Area is hard enough nowadays, perhaps harder for professional ballplayers who may only want to be rent for less than a year, and especially if they have pets.

03/31/2015

Mei Fun, a 2-year-old pug killed by a kick to the head, according to its owner. (Facebook/Stephanie Lisi)

Jogger Kicks, Kills Dog That Ran Up To Him On East Bay Trail

An East Bay dog owner has been in tears for days after she says a jogger in Kensington viciously and intentionally attacked her 2-year-old pug, killing it with a swift kick to the head.

03/25/2015

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