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Dog Drowns in Northern California River With Bowling Ball: Police

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    Dog Drowns in Northern California River With Bowling Ball: Police

    Police say a dog was found drowned with a bowling ball tied to it in a Northern California river and they're looking for a suspect.

    The Sacramento Bee reports Sunday that the 12-year-old border collie named Zelda was found in the American River with a leash on its collar tied to a bowling bag with a ball and a rock inside.

    Sacramento City Animal Care Manager Gina Knepp says the dog had a microchip that was traced to a Sacramento woman. She told them she'd put the dog in the care of 47-year-old William Meek, who is now being sought as an animal cruelty suspect.

    Knepp says Meek told the woman he surrendered the dog to a shelter.

    She says a necropsy showed it died from drowning and had neck trauma from the struggle.
     

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