Animal Abuse

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Police Investigate Foster Farms After Video Alleges Abuse

Police are investigating poultry producer Foster Farms after an animal-rights group shot undercover video showing chickens being slammed upside-down into metal shackles, punched and having their feathers pulled out while they were still alive.


injured dog

Dog Gets Second Chance After Being Shot, Left For Dead

Abused and abandoned, a dog shot and left for dead is given a second chance by a group of strangers.


Frankie is recovering after being found badly injured at a camp site in Foresthill. He had pellets lodged in his face and broken back leg. (credit: CBS13)

Dog Recovering After Being Left For Dead In Campground

He was left whimpering in pain for days left for dead until an angel in a forest found him and decided she had to save him.


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Pit Bull Recovering After Being Dragged By Car

A dog tied up to the back of a truck and dragged down the street is now recovering, and the person who did it is still out there.


(El Dorado County Animal Services)

Cat Recovering After Being Shot With Crossbow Arrow

Authorities in Northern California are looking for a suspect who apparently struck a cat with a crossbow arrow.


A rat peeks through a hole in the wall at the Sutter County Animal Shelter in October 2010.

Sutter County Animal Shelter Investigated Over Deaths

Authorities are investigating whether the startling number of animal deaths at a county shelter can be considered evidence of criminal abuse and negligence.

CBS13/CW31 Television–05/09/2011

Harley was beaten to death during a dispute over medical marijuana.

Dog Killer Sentenced To 8 Years

A man who pleaded guilty to fatally beating a dog during a dispute over medical marijuana was sentenced to 8 years in prison.

CBS13/CW31 Television–02/15/2011


Landlord Avoids Jail In Dog Beating

A Richmond landlord charged with beating a dog so badly that the animal lost its eyesight and suffered brain damage has avoided jail time by pleading no contest in the case.



Local Woman’s Puppy Suffers Alleged Abuse At Dog Academy

A dog was choked and covered in urine, and now a veterinarian says there is no doubt this is a case of animal abuse.


William Jefferson

Suspects Deny Abusing Pit Bulls

A police raid on a South Sacramento home last week led to the discovery of more than a dozen pit bulls officials say were abused, but one of the suspects says the animals weren’t mistreated.


A seagull with a beer can around its neck was spotted near San Francisco State University on Wednesday, November 17, 2010. (

Another Seagull Found With Beer Can Around Neck

Wildlife advocates are asking for help in finding the person responsible for abusing several Bay Area seagulls.