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The corpses of a cat and a pigeon (pictured) were among several animals found in what activists say could be a possible animal sacrifice. (Photo courtesy PETA)

PETA Ups Reward To $5,000 In Suspected Animal Sacrifice

Southland animal rights activists Tuesday offered a $5,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest in the case of a possible animal sacrifice case.

10/14/2014

SKY9 captured this image of what residents say is an ritualistic slaughtering of chickens in one Tarzana neighborhood. (CBS)

Tarzana Residents Protest Alleged Animal Sacrifice Rituals

Residents in one San Fernando Valley neighborhood are protesting what they say is an assembly line-style operation of blessing – and killing – chickens.

10/01/2014

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LA Man Gets Prison In Death Of Dog In Stolen Van

The district attorney’s office says 30-year-old Danny Fis pleaded no contest to one count each of animal cruelty and unlawful driving or taking of a vehicle and was sentenced Tuesday to 16 months in prison.

09/02/2014

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Los Angeles Dog, Cat Kill Rate Hits New Low

If Los Angeles reduces the number of shelter animals killed to 10 percent, it would qualify as a no-kill city. At the current reduction rate, LA could become the nation’s largest no-kill city by 2017.

08/06/2014

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Cat? Dog? Mountain Lion? Enhanced Video Gives Clearer Look At Urban Prowler

The mayor of Norwalk has increased patrols in the neighborhood, hoping to figure out if there is, indeed, a mountain lion roaming the streets.

08/05/2014

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Animal, Not Human Body, Inside Donated Freezer At Thrift Shop

Authorities Tuesday night said a dead animal, not a human body, was inside a donated freezer at a thrift shop in Loma Linda.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/17/2014

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Animal Rights Activists Warn Public About Toxic Pet Treats Made In China

The FDA has been unable to establish what was causing the pets to die and develop kidney-related problems.

05/21/2014

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Dogs Quarantined After 1 Bites Woman Outside South LA School

Three dogs were being held in quarantine Wednesday after one of the animals bit a woman outside of a South Los Angeles elementary school.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/02/2013

There will be no kangaroos - or bears or giraffes or nearly two dozen other animals - allowed for exhibits in WeHo under proposed legislation.   (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

WeHo Eyes Ban On Exotic Wild Animal Displays

The circus may never again be coming to West Hollywood.

09/16/2013

A Riverside woman posted a picture of her dog with a plastic bag over its head on Facebook. (credit: CBS)

Couple Says They’re Getting Death Threats Over ‘Joke’ Facebook Photo

A Riverside couple who posted a picture of their dog with a plastic bag over its head on Facebook said they’re getting death threats.

07/12/2013

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey elephants (Photo credit: SAMANTHA EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

PETA Protest Greets Circus’ Return To STAPLES Center

A longtime battle between circus organizers and animal rights activists has returned to Los Angeles.

07/11/2013

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Best Zoos And Aquariums In OC

From day one when parents beg their babies to make myriad animal noises, trips to the zoo are a given. Kids get to feed, touch and interact with animals they’d never see at home. Orange County’s best zoos and aquariums offer a little more: They’re educational, entertaining and accommodating of even the most squirrelly little ones.

06/01/2013

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Best Pulled Pork In Los Angeles

Whether you smother it in BBQ sauce, coat it with sweet glaze or spice it up a bit, pulled pork sandwiches are literally what’s hot this summer. Until the backyard invites start rolling in, these Los Angeles spots should hold you over.

CBS Los Angeles–05/22/2013

Amigo was found at the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center Thursday morning with red duct tape around his face and paws. (courtesy County of Los Angeles Animal Care)

Cat Found ‘Gasping For Air’ With Mouth, Nose Duct-Taped

A two-year-old gray cat was recovering Thursday after it was found struggling to breathe in an abandoned box at an animal care center in Baldwin Park.

04/18/2013

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South LA Shelter Offers Pets-In-Waiting Heated Floors, Retractable Roofs

If you’re looking for a furry friend to take home, the city of Los Angeles wants to be your matchmaker.

04/04/2013

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