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Woodbridge woman accuses deputy of releasing lost dogs in 100-degree heat

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Bella, a German shepherd, has gone missing. Patricia Haggard of Woodbridge says that a San Joaquin County Sheriff’s deputy found Bella and Haggard’s other dog, Nika, a three-legged pit bull mix, but abandoned them in a remote field after two shelters turned them away on Sunday, June 30, 2013. Now she is searching for Bella and Nika, while the Sheriff’s office is investigating the incident.

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A Woodbridge woman contends that a San Joaquin County Sheriff’s deputy recovered her stray dogs — but then released them into a remote field with no food or water in 100-degree heat.

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Bella, a German shepherd, has gone missing. Patricia Haggard of Woodbridge says that a San Joaquin County Sheriff’s deputy found Bella and Haggard’s other dog, Nika, a three-legged pit bull mix, but abandoned them in a remote field after two shelters turned them away on Sunday, June 30, 2013. Now she is searching for Bella and Nika, while the Sheriff’s office is investigating the incident.