Articles Tagged With ‘animal cruelty’




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Animal neglect charges filed against former elected official

A former California Valley CSD director whom prosecutors previously accused of lying about where she lived is now charged with felony animal neglect. Authorities seized 11 horses from a rural Santa Margarita property in the new case against Misty Marie... (Continue reading)

Deputies find cockfighting operation in Los Osos

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Rural Crimes Unit uncovered a cockfighting operation in Los Osos on Thursday. While deputies seized 18 roosters, they did not make any arrests. Around 8:45 a.m., the rural crimes unit served search warrants at... (Continue reading)

Thief snatches puppy from Santa Maria animal shelter

An unidentified man was caught last week on surveillance video grabbing a puppy from the Santa Maria animal shelter and tossing the dog over a fence. The suspect then hopped the fence, chased after the puppy and fled. Around 4:30... (Continue reading)

SLO County dogs getting high off owners’ pot supplies

An Atascadero veterinarian says he is treating an increasing number of dogs who have consumed THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. The spike in cases has occurred since California voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use last November. [KSBY] Ofer... (Continue reading)

Lompoc teens arrested for torture and killing a rabbit

Three Lompoc teens — ages 13, 14 and 15 — stole a neighbor’s pet rabbit, then used a dog, knife and hatchet to torture and kill the animal, according to the city’s police department. When confronted, the teens allegedly threatened... (Continue reading)

Deputies break up Santa Maria cockfight

Acting on an anonymous tip, law enforcement officers broke up a cockfighting tournament taking place east of Santa Maria on Sunday, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. The tournament allegedly attracted individuals from Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and... (Continue reading)

Dead dog found dumped in trash bag under Paso Robles bridge

A group of horseback riders found a dead pit bull inside a trash bag under the Union Road bridge in Paso Robles last Friday. The dog, a large male, had a detached jaw, and veterinarians say it suffered head trauma.... (Continue reading)

Goleta man arrested for killing Chihuahua he adopted

Within 50 days of adopting a 1-year-old Chihuahua, a 21-year-old Goleta man killed the dog, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives arrested the man on Tuesday. Animal rights activists have said the Chihuahua was kicked, strangled and... (Continue reading)

Man accused of adopting dog, then killing it

A man adopted a two-year-old chihuahua named Floyd from the Santa Barbara County animal shelter, then killed the dog, animal rescue activists say. The chihuahua was kicked, strangled and possibly drowned, according to the Animal Rescue Team, a Santa Ynez... (Continue reading)

Dog tossed at Orcutt protesters, found dead

A dog was found dead at a teachers’ rally in Orcutt on Friday. Witnesses said the dog was thrown from a truck into a crowd of people at the demonstration. [KCOY] Last Wednesday, a 14-year-old blind toy poodle named Sam... (Continue reading)



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