Pleasanton Police Discover More and More Abandoned Pets

Pleasanton is seeing a rise in the number of abandoned pets in several locations.

Just last week, police found a box of guinea pigs next to a dumpster at an apartment complex — something that’s becoming all too common around town.

“We’ve seen them in the parking lots of shopping centers, they’re left overnight in our dog parks, our municipal parks, in boxes left outside pet supply stores and veterinary offices,” said Frankie Ayers, the Animal Services officer for the Pleasanton Police Department.

She’s seen an increase over the past few months, attributing it to folks heading back to the office and maybe no longer having the time or

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