County Seeks Boxer Dog Who Attacked Horses and Rider on O'Neill Regional Park Trail

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Photo by flickr user Coss and Johanna
Ebba would never attack a horse, but her cousin might.
A large, brown and white boxer dog's attack on horses and a rider at O'Neill Regional Park Friday afternoon has led to an Orange County Animal Care investigation.

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Bees Sting Life Out of 3 Australian Shepherds

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Photo by flickr user The Bees
Not one of the stung Australian shepherds, but this is what the breed looks like.
They can't help it if they're killer bees!

Three Australian shepherd dogs were stung to death by a swarm of bees in Santa Ana, according to animal control officials.

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Welcome to Santa Ana, the Animal Hoarder Capital of Orange County

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Photo by flickr user hehaden
It's like they're coming out of the walls.
With nearly two dozen cats--many infested with fleas and all living in deplorable conditions--being seized at a Santa Ana home Tuesday, the question must be asked: How did the city that is the county seat also become Orange County's capitol of animal hoarding?

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Oregonians Hope Someone in Garden Grove Has Seen Their Beloved Cat Lady Maude

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Craigslist
Anyone in the Garden Grove area seen a cat who looks like this, is missing a tail and goes by the name Lady Maude? If so, an Oregon couple would like to speak with you.

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Ringling Bros. Gives Elephants That Perform in Anaheim Every Year Their Walking Papers

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Photo by Keith May/OC Weekly
Soon to be jobless.
The Feld family, which owns Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, announced today that it has accomplished something animal-rights activists have not: End the use of elephants in the Greatest Show on Earth.

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Samer Samir Ibrahim Faces Charges of Abuse for Leaving German Shepherd to Chew Off Leg

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Coastal German Shepherd Rescue
Rocky was adopted by a couple in San Diego.
A 23-year-old Westminster man is scheduled to be arraigned this morning for alleged animal abuse due to his 11-month-old German shepherd becoming entangled in the backyard and chewing off part of his own leg to break free.

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Live, Rabid Bat Found in Fullerton Surf City

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The old Weekly World News
Batboy in North County Surf City?
UPDATE, FEB. 23, 6 A.M.: A live, rabid bat was found recently in a Huntington Beach shopping center parking lot, confirms the Orange County Health Care Agency. Anyone who came in contact with the bat, which was found on the ground outside Big Lots, 6911 Warner Ave., on Feb. 15, is asked to call OCHCA's epidemiology department at 714.834.8180 or 714.834.7792.

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Weekender Updater: Gang Killer, Boss Slaying, Disputed DUI Manslaughter Sentence and More

It's another busy weekend of updating as we bring details on the conviction of a gang killer of a 14-year-old, the trial starting against a former fugitive accused of choking out his boss, the disputed jail sentence given to a drunk/drugged-up driver who mowed down an elderly jogger, the sanity finding for a mother who drowned her baby girl in the tub, another stay-out-of-jail payment by an embezzling parent-teacher organization president and the new interim leader of the complaint-plagued Irvine Animal Care Center.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, the Beetles! OC's Gold Spotted Oak Borer Invasion Ain't British

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U.S. Forest Service
Gold Spotted Oak Borer or Agrilus coxalis as the cool kids call him.
An invasive beetle that is blamed for killing thousands of oak trees in San Diego and Riverside counties has made it to Orange County, and boy are his arms tired.

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Serial Cat Killer Steven Ullery Gets Two Years for the Death of One of His Five Dead Pussies

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Photo by Vickie Chang/OC Weekly
How could you?
A Long Beach man was recently sentenced to two years behind bars after an investigation revealed that before he and his wife took the bodies of two cats he'd adopted back to a shelter for a refund, they had taken three other dead cats to an animal hospital--including one that died from blunt force trauma and another that had been choked out.

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