Six puppies appeared to have been tossed over a fence at a recycling plant in Monterey County.
Animal shelters in Santa Cruz are overflowing with animals, specifically dogs and puppies, and officials are trying to adopt them out before the busy breeding season begins.
Three were killed in a one-alarm fire at a pet store in Fremont Monday morning, a Fremont fire official said.
The SPCA of Monterey County has found another puppy that was given a faulty ear and tail cropping by a man posing as a licensed veterinarian.
The Monterey County SPCA is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man suspected of mutilating at least four puppies while posing as a licensed veterinarian.