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Dublin: Deputies arrest man accused of beating pit bull puppy

Dog scheduled to undergo surgery to fix broken jaw

A 9-month-old pit bull is in serious condition and set to undergo surgery after she was beaten Monday, according to Alameda County sheriff's officials.

On Monday, deputies were dispatched to the East County Animal Shelter in Dublin to investigate a report of animal cruelty.

According to the sheriff's office, the female puppy named Allie was repeatedly beaten with a weapon but was able to get away. Concerned citizens found her in serious condition and brought her to an emergency veterinary hospital.

The puppy suffered a fractured jaw, a missing tooth and extensive bruising on her back and hindquarters consistent with blunt trauma, sheriff's officials said.

Deputies later located and arrested 23-year-old Joshua Taddac of Hayward on suspicion of felony animal cruelty for Allie's injuries. Taddac was booked into Santa Rita Jail.

Sheriff's officials said Allie was taken into protective custody and is being cared for by county animal services. She was scheduled to undergo reconstructive facial surgery Wednesday.

Anyone wishing to donate to Allie's treatment and recovery can do so by visiting Tri-Valley Animal Rescue online at TVAR.org and typing "ALLIE" in the notes section of the donation.

— Bay City News Service

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26 people like this
Posted by Vic
a resident of Siena
on Sep 13, 2017 at 6:33 pm

Joshua Taddac is a POS for beating a puppy because he "was having a bad day". I hope you get beat up during your stay in jail, and you suffer as mych as Allie is. Dogs give unconditional love and should never be beaten. You make me sick.


9 people like this
Posted by Cor
a resident of another community
on Sep 13, 2017 at 10:47 pm

Joshua Taddac should receive the same beating he gave to his puppy, "Allie." He should go to jail for life for what he did. Anyone who beats or maims their animals - be it dogs or any animal - should get the same punishment inflicted onto them. You are a piece of trash. A disgrace to the human race.


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 14, 2017 at 5:42 am

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I hate it when people hold higher standards for animals than children. This guy is wrong and deserves to be punished, and definitely contributes to the negative image of pit bull owners....but some of these comments seriously make me question if we have our values calibrated correctly


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Posted by sabina
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Sep 15, 2017 at 9:29 am

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This man is such a low life and I feel not much better for his attorney who said on the news yesterday that this was due to him having a bad day ! Outrageous ! So if I have a bad day, according to her, I can do something cruel to another. They both deserve to be punished !


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Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Sep 15, 2017 at 10:00 am

@Pleasanton Parent: "I hate it when people hold higher standards for animals than children. "

No one is holding animals to "higher standards" than children, and I don't think that you get it. History shows that the kind of people who commit acts of cruelty like this to animals are also the same kind of people who commit of cruel and violent acts on other people. There are many stories of depraved violent criminals who got their start by committing acts of cruelty to animals when they were young. This guy's actions are a wake-up call to society that this guy is a big danger. I feel pretty confident in betting that there are many people who will end up dead or scarred for life by this guy before his life is over unless he is stopped.


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Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Sep 15, 2017 at 6:21 pm

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Two events History recorded:

Wounded Knee massacre.
Sand Creek massacre.

Many other acts of cruelty too numerous to list!





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Posted by Pepper
a resident of Downtown
on Sep 15, 2017 at 11:31 pm

Just a dog not a human


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Posted by Smarter than Pepper
a resident of Amador Estates
on Sep 17, 2017 at 9:21 am

Fracturing a dog's face is inexcusable. This is sadistic behavior that indicates some underlying rage issue. Whatever problems this man has had in his life, I can assure you they were not caused by the dog. That he lacks empathy to the extent that he was able to watch himself inflict such pain on a helpless animal is telling. Real men don't do this, and to try to legitimize his behavior because the tirade was directed at a non-human is pathetic.


5 people like this
Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Sep 17, 2017 at 11:27 pm

Let all just ignore the obvious attempt at trolling, shall we?


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Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 18, 2017 at 7:55 am

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@Sam,

Pepper has a valid point. This would have been an even worse crime had it been a human child rather than a puppy.


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Posted by Scott Hale
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 18, 2017 at 9:31 am

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I think Pepper's 'valid point' would change in an instant if the pet was owned by Pepper and a 3rd party did the beating.

Yeah, in the eyes of the law pets are property. but they ARE living animals.

Punch a wall, don't kick the dog when your day just isn't going YOUR way. Or seek therapy.


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Posted by BobB
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Sep 18, 2017 at 9:58 am

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Pepper's other comment was deleted. I was responding more to that.

I was also assuming that Pepper was not trying to justify this crime.


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