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Manteca woman faces animal cruelty charge
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Two black labs were found by a Manteca animal control officer with the double prongs of their shock collars growing into their necks.

Officer Les Rowe said he located the two dogs running loose on Ferrari Court about a block from their home in the 400 block of McGrath Street without city tags. When he placed them in his truck for the trip to the shelter he noticed the black shock collars.

There was one male and one female identified by the owner to be about a year old. The female had five pups. All the dogs were reportedly surrendered to the animal control officer.

Rowe said the woman owner is being charged with two counts of animal cruelty. The dogs were sent to a Manteca veterinary hospital to remove the collars. The officer further explained that the wounds had to be cleaned and sutured after the prongs were removed. Drains were inserted. The cost for the surgery was estimated to be about $700.

The owner of the dogs requested a hearing into the charges Saturday morning, Rowe said.