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 and typing "ALLIE" in the notes section of the donation.

— Bay City News Service


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Posted by Nancy Beckus
a resident of Danville
on Sep 14, 2017 at 10:24 am

Wouldn't it be good if we had a registry where people who abuse animals would have their name and photo? So that you could easily check someone before selling or giving them an animal? How could we start this? I want this arrest to follow this jerk all his life.

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Posted by RozRogoff2
a resident of San Ramon
on Sep 14, 2017 at 5:28 pm

RozRogoff2 is a registered user.

There is a "Do not adopt" list for rescue groups and fosters. I used to use it when I was fostering cats for "Safe Cat" years ago. It is kept up to date as much as possible but there are people who slip through the cracks.


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Posted by Scott
a resident of Blackhawk
on Sep 14, 2017 at 7:05 pm

I sure hope this cruel S.O.B. gets charged criminally and spends some real time behind bars. Wishing nothing but the best for this poor puppy, and nothing but the worst for this jerk of a human being.

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Posted by Pat Sides
a resident of another community
on Sep 15, 2017 at 1:39 am

There needs to be a SEVERE punishment for animal cruelty NOT just a pat on the wrist. This jerk should be strung up by his .....! It is disgusting and upsetting that nothing much gets done about animal cruelty. Of course it would help if stupid, irresponsible people did not backyard or otherwise breed AND if perspective pet owners were vetted by a professional.

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Posted by Brenda Zwahlen
a resident of Blackhawk
on Sep 15, 2017 at 8:16 am

This is so upsetting! What kind of monster does this type of thing?! Yes- there should be ramifications to include a "pet abuser" list!

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Posted by Local resident
a resident of Diablo
on Sep 19, 2017 at 4:18 pm

Hope Allie recovers fully!! I just donated to help. Thank you, TVAR, and the good people that rescued poor, suffering Allie.

What monster could beat a dog?!!

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Posted by Joanie
a resident of another community
on Sep 20, 2017 at 8:15 am

This monster deserves to have the same beating inflicted on him. I believe in "An Eye for an Eye." Can't begin to express what I think of this bas#@*^%.

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