"Chloe" (Photo credit: Doug Sovern/KCBS Radio)

Oakland Police Looking Into Shocking Case of Animal Cruelty

Doug Sovern
June 01, 2018 - 3:30 pm

OAKLAND (KCBS Radio) - Authorities in Oakland are appealing for help and a horrifying case of animal cruelty. KCBS Radio reporter Doug Sovern says they are also increasing the reward.

Oakland Animal Services has picked up three puppies in the past week. They were badly abused, tortured and mutilated. Two 4-month old German Shepherd sisters and a very sweet and calm shepherd husky mix named "Chloe".

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley, who is up for re-election next week, says the reward for the capture of the person responsible is being raised to $15,000.

"We're going to be working closely with the Oakland Police Department in order to not only to figure out who hurt these puppies who tortured and mutilated these puppies, but also how we can bring that person to justice."

Oakland police spokesperson Johnna Watson says they've never seen a case this brutal. "Our concern and our primary focus is that, if we have an individual who is doing this to animals, are they going to or have they been doing this to a human being,"

Find Doug Sovern's video and photos of Chloe on his Twitter feed, here...

Police want to hear from anybody who can identify these dogs who were found, left for dead near 89th Avenue and G Street.

The good news is they're all recovering. One of the three has already been adopted.