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Animal control officers under fire for cruelty

March 15, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Animal control officers accused of abusing the very animals that are supposed to be in their care?The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department is investigating these shocking allegations centered in Adelanto.

Animal control officers are accused of drowning the animals and burying them in the desert.

"These were criminal allegations," said Cindy Beavers of the San Bernardino Sheriff's Department. "Even though they involve animals, they are taken very seriously and the reported has been completed and now the District Attorney will make a decision."

So far no one has been arrested or charged.

Authorities say these are allegations they're looking into.


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