Pauline Winbush has been terminated in her position as assistant superintendent of the Palmdale School District amid charges of child abuse and animal cruelty. (credit: Palmdale School District)

Assistant Palmdale School Superintendent Fired Over Child Abuse, Dog Fighting Allegations

Investigators said among the unsanitary conditions, they found nearly 20 injured and malnourished pit bulls, several coops filled with dead and decomposing pigeons, two containers of dead mice and a dead puppy in a trash can.


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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.


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.


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.


Cockfighting file photo. (credit: CBS)

Cockfighting Operation Busted In South Los Angeles

Officials said an illegal cockfighting operation was busted in South Los Angeles Wednesday.


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Reward Money For Info On Severed Dog Heads Climbs to $20,000

City Council members want to raise the stakes in the search for whoever may be behind the gruesome beheading of two large dogs.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/28/2012

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Residents: Police Ignored Reports Of Poisoned Dogs

A group of San Fernando Valley residents called for police on Tuesday to find whoever is responsible for deliberately trying to poison their dogs.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–07/26/2011

Sheng Hui Chen (L) and Yulan Hu (courtesy LASD)

Chinese Pet Shop Owner, Wife Face Animal Cruelty, Extortion, Drug Charges

Two Chinese nationals who entered the U.S. on tourist visas are behind bars today on charges including animal cruelty, possession of methamphetamine and child endangerment.