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Animal Cruelty

William Buchman was sentenced to 100 hours of community service after pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges relating to the 400 snakes found in his Orange County home. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Southern California Man Sentenced For Hoarding Snakes

William Buchman pleaded guilty to keeping 400 snakes in his home, many of them were dead or dying.


McKie's booking photo. (Credit: Rocklin Police Department)

Police: Rocklin Man Killed Roommate’s Dog

Police say that a Rocklin man killed his roommate’s dog for barking too much.


Souza's booking photo. (Credit: Amador County Sheriff's Department)

Sheriff: Man Shoots At Dog, Family and Deputies

A situation out in rural Amador County that started violently ended peacefully Thursday night.


(Credit: Sacramento Police Department)

Sacramento Man Allegedly Beat Dog To Death, Disposed Body In Garbage

A Sacramento man is accused of killing the family dog and tossing the body in the trash Tuesday night.



Police Investigating After Woodland Woman’s Cat Shot, Killed By Pellet Gun

In a disturbing case of animal cruelty, a friendly house cat was paralyzed and later died from its injuries sustained from being shot by a pellet gun.


An animal control officer responds to a home in Sacramento where a cat was found hanging from a tree. (credit: Sacramento Animal Care Services)

Cat Found Hanging From Noose In Another Sacramento Animal Cruelty Case

Sacramento animal control officers are investigating another case of abuse after a cat was found hanging from a tree Wednesday morning.


Diane Frere

Sacramento Woman Finds Mutilated Black Cat Outside Her Home On Halloween

It was a Halloween horror show for a Sacramento woman who found a mutilated cat on her front door.



Pelican Nursed Back To Health After Cruel Case Of Animal Abuse

Rescuers are trying to nurse a pelican back to health after an unsettling case of animal abuse.


Dogs Mutilated, Marysville

Dogs Found Mutilated In Marysville

Two dogs were found mutilated near the Marysville city cemetery Saturday afternoon, raising concerns that it could be connected to the deaths of more animals in the region this past summer.


Stabbed Chihuahua

Chihuahua Stabbed To Death During Robbery

A teen suspect has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a Chihuahua puppy to death while robbing a Sacramento home Thursday.


Goats, Placer County

Goats Killed, Mutilated On Halloween In Placer County

A Placer County family said two of their four goats were found killed and mutilated, and they fear the culprits may strike again.


(credit: The Grace Foundation)

NorCal Man Arrested For Animal Cruelty; Horse Rescue Foundation In Need Of Help

A Northern California animal rescue group may need some rescuing of its own after helping save dozens of horses in what some are describing as the worst cases of animal cruelty they’ve witnessed.