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  • "If he is indeed found guilty, the conviction would send the sort of message that needs to be sent," said Allison Lindquist, executive director of the East Bay Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Oakland, Calif.

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  • "Some of them are adorable, wonderful dogs," she said. "There's nothing wrong with them. This isn't their fault. We're responsible. ... It's the worst sort of betrayal when humans take these domesticated animals and turn them into something so frightening."

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