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L.A. County officials look for connections after fifth dog burned

L.A. County officials look for connections after fifth dog burned

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control is investigating whether a series of attacks on dogs are connected after a fifth incident was reported this week, officials said. On Monday, a woman in Lancaster called the agency and reported that she found a stray pit bull June 6 that was burned, but alive. Though she took the dog to a veterinarian to be treated, she didn’t think to alert authorities until media coverage revealed that other dogs in the area were also being burned, said Derek Brown, deputy director of L.A. County animal control. Over the past two months, five dogs — four pit bulls and a golden retriever — have been found burned. Four...

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