Articles Tagged With ‘animals’




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)

Dog that killed Grover Beach man history of biting

The former police dog that attacked and killed a 64-year-old Grover Beach man once bit an officer on the hand. The bite likely was not a serious misstep by the dog, and Exeter Police Department records show the K-9’s only... (Continue reading)

Officer who owned killer dog wanted a Grover Beach K-9 unit

Soon after arriving on the Central Coast, the Grover Beach police officer who owned the dog that attacked and killed a 64-year-old man was lobbying his boss to launch a K-9 unit. [Tribune] Alex Geiger was sworn in as a... (Continue reading)

Skinned zebra found on the beach near San Simeon

Surfers spotted a skinned zebra lying dead on a beach near San Simeon, snapped a photo. The photo of the zebra then made rounds on social media, prompting angry reactions from numerous Central Coast residents. Local and state officials are... (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)

Grover Beach officer owned dog that attacked old woman

The K9 officer-type dog that attacked and nearly killed an 85-year-old woman and a 64-year-old man belonged to a Grover Beach policeman, according to San Luis Obispo County Animal Services. Authorities have not identified the officer or stated whether he... (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)

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)

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)

Vet gives wrong animal’s ashes to Paso Robles dog owners

After paying to have their beloved dog put to sleep and cremated, a Paso Robles family received the ashes of someone else’s pet. It is unclear whose ashes the family received, and it is suspected that their dog was not... (Continue reading)