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#1 Old 07-27-2006, 09:31 AM
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OAKLAND An Oakland woman has been charged with felony animal abuse

for killing her 6-week-old puppy by smashing its head into the

pavement, authorities said Wednesday.



Animal rights advocates called the July 23 death of the dog one of the

worst cases of abuse they have ever seen.



Oakland Animal Services shelter director Sgt. Dave Cronin said

Wednesday that what happened to the dog "was a brutal, brutal thing to

do. It was completely defenseless."



Police said the suspect, Bernadette Hutcherson, 19, was walking the

yellow Labrador retriever on a leash with some friends Sunday in the

1700 block of 28th Avenue.



For some reason the dog angered Hutcherson, who began kicking it,

causing it to flip over several times, police said. She then picked

the dog up and slammed its head into the pavement at least twice,

police said.



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#2 Old 07-28-2006, 10:29 PM
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Stories like this make me so angry. This is why all states should have felony animal cruelty charges.
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