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  • Update on San Mateo CA Groomer Allegedly Killing Doxie

    http://www.mercurynews.com/san-mateo...wer-dogs-death

    San Mateo pet groomer held to answer for dog's death
    By Jason Green, [email protected]
    POSTED: 08/09/2016

    Juan Zarate, 38, of San Francisco ( San Mateo County Sheriff s Off )
    SAN MATEO -- A pet groomer will stand trial on animal abuse and animal cruelty charges filed in connection with the death of a 1-year-old Dachshund left in his care earlier this year, according to San Mateo County prosecutors.

    Juan Zarate, 38, of Hayward, was ordered held over for trial following a preliminary hearing Monday in South San Francisco.

    Prosecutors said a San Mateo man brought Henry, a long-haired Dachshund, and two other dogs to the PetSmart in San Mateo to have their nails trimmed on May 15. Zarate took Henry to a back room but rushed out three minutes later with the dog, which was unresponsive and had foaming blood streaming from his mouth, according to prosecutors.

    An on-site veterinarian was unable to revive Henry and Zarate was arrested the same day.

    A necropsy later revealed the dog had been strangled to death. He also suffered two broken ribs and a punctured lung.

    In addition to holding Zarate over for trial, Judge Donna Little denied his request for a modification to the terms of his release, which prevent him from living with any animals. Chief Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti said Zarate's fiancée has a pet cat.

    Zarate is out of custody on $50,000 bond. He is scheduled to return to court for an arraignment on Aug. 23.
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