Articles Tagged With ‘Animal Services’




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Woman shoots and kills pit bull in Orcutt dog attack

An Orcutt woman shot and killed one of two pit bulls early Thursday morning that had broke into her property and attacked her German Shepherd. [KSBY] Authorities say the pit bull mixes broke through two fences on Rosalie Drive in... (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 supervisors approve new $13.7 million animal shelter

The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors approved a plan on Tuesday to construct a $13.7 million animal shelter. The seven cities in SLO County will share the cost of the new facility. SLO County’s current animal shelter was... (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)

Animal services takes back second dog from Grover Beach officer

In addition to facing criminal charges, former Grover Beach police officer Alex Geiger has now lost both of his dogs that attacked and killed a 64-year-old man and injured a 85-year-old woman. Shortly after noon on Dec. 12, both of... (Continue reading)

Dog that killed Grover Beach man was police K-9

The dog that attacked and killed a 64-year-old Grover Beach man was an Exeter Police Department K-9. Grover Beach Police Officer Alex Geiger was the dog’s handler during his time with the Central Valley police department. Geiger left Exeter to... (Continue reading)

Dog nearly kills Grover Beach man, elderly woman

A 64-year-old Grover Beach man and his next-door neighbor, an 86-year-old woman, are reportedly lucky to be alive following a vicious dog attack Tuesday. David Fear is critically injured and at risk of losing both of his hands, while Betty... (Continue reading)

Video at SLO County shelter angers animals rights activists

Video footage of a San Luis Obispo County Animal Services volunteer swinging a plastic chair at a pit bull has prompted outrage from animal rights activists. SLO County Animal Services officials are investigating the incident, though they do not suspect... (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 steals dog from SLO kennel to stop euthanasia

A homeless man broke into San Luis Obispo County Animal Services and retrieved his pit bull mix the night before the dog was scheduled to be euthanized, according to the county sheriff’s office. In October, a judge ruled the pit... (Continue reading)



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