Articles Tagged With ‘Pets’




Creston man facing prosecution after killing dog

By DANIEL BLACKBURN A criminal prosecution will proceed against a Creston man who admitted to shooting and killing a prize Rhodesian Ridgeback owned by a neighbor. District Attorney Dan Dow has passed the case along to a deputy, according to... (Continue reading)

Prized dog gunned down, prosecutor ponders charges

By DANIEL BLACKBURN The morning’s first sunlight was barely peeking through the oaks as Snoop Dogg, a 2-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback, nosed open a sliding glass door and began his usual morning duties, consisting primarily of patrolling the perimeter of the... (Continue reading)

California bill would ban selling pets bought from breeders

A bill in the California Legislature calls for prohibiting pet stores from selling live dogs, cats and rabbits unless businesses acquire the animals from a shelter, rescue or adoption organization. Assembly Bill 485, introduced by Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell (D-Long Beach)... (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 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)

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)

Was the dog that killed a Grover Beach man trained to attack?

By KAREN VELIE Update: Kings County Sheriff’s Department officials said the dog who attacked two people in Grover Beach was not trained by or a K-9 officer for their department. Original: The Grover Beach police officer whose dog attacked and... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach identifies officer involved in dog attack

The Grover Beach Police Department has identified the owner of a dog that attacked two people last week, killing a 64-year-old man, as Officer Alex Geiger. He is currently on paid administrative leave while the attack is investigated. Last week, two... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach officer on paid administrative leave

The Grover Beach Police Department has placed the officer who owned a dog that attacked two people last week, killing a 64-year-old man, on paid administrative leave. On Tuesday, two of the officer’s dogs got loose and the officer’s Belgian... (Continue reading)