Articles Tagged With ‘Animal Welfare’

Salinas boy kills dog by hanging

A 12-year-old Salinas boy allegedly hung and killed his terrier-mix dog on Friday. [TheCalifornian] Police said he told them he was angry at the 12-pound dog and wanted to see it die. Shortly after 4 p.m., a 911 caller hung... (Continue reading)

Contrary cat costs owner

“But the cat was cool, and he never said a mumblin’ word.” Country singer Hoyt Axton, “Della and the Dealer.” A stubborn feline cost a Colorado man a novel citation Wednesday after his cat, Stella, refused to keep up with... (Continue reading)

No hay for lottery winners’ horses

A California lottery winner was arrested Wednesday after Fresno County sheriff’s deputies found eight starving horses on the ranch Jose Francisco Romo purchased following his $40 million win in 2001. According to reports in the Fresno Bee, Romo, 47, has... (Continue reading)

Birds 1, Cockfighters 0

A Central Coast man died after being stabbed in the leg at a cockfight by a bird that had a knife attached to its own limb. [AP] Jose Luis Ochoa, 35, of Lamont, was declared dead at a hospital about... (Continue reading)

Shell Beach residents battling sea birds

A colony of Cormorants’ invasion into a Shell Beach neighborhood has left homes splattered with excrement and neighbors questioning why they were forced to allow the birds to nest in their neighborhood. Cormorants are known to move into an area, cover... (Continue reading)

California proposes animal-abuser registry

Should people convicted of felony animal abuse be forced to register with law enforcement, just like sex offenders? One California legislator thinks so, and has introduced  such a bill, one that would make California first in the nation. [Time] “We... (Continue reading)

Sanctuary becomes killing field for “protected” animals

By KAREN VELIE A husband and wife team of internationally known environmentalists, paid handsomely to oversee a San Luis Obispo County sanctuary for infirm animals, has ordered the accelerating slaughter of many of their wards. Former and present employees of the Dancing... (Continue reading)

Free speech at county animal shelter put to sleep

By DANIEL BLACKBURN If you’re a volunteer at the San Luis Obispo County animal shelter, you can bark, but you might get bitten. Volunteers at the Animal Services Division (ASD) facility have been muzzled, prohibited from speaking to the media or even... (Continue reading)