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Bowl of bird heads in Pocket area is the latest animal-mutilation discovery in Sacramento

Sacramento officials reported another animal mutilation case Monday, saying that a bowl full of pigeon heads and a rooster head with a bloody machete set atop the bowl was discovered in the Pocket area.

Gina Knepp, director of the city’s Front Street Animal Shelter, said the discovery was made at about 8 a.m. Sunday near Pocket Road and Windbridge Drive. Police were called to the scene.

In recent months, authorities have reported many discoveries of mutilated livestock and birds – including cattle, lambs and chickens – beheaded and dumped in different areas of the city. In some cases, the carcasses were accompanied by blood-soaked $1 bills or tea candles.

Anyone with information regarding the case is asked to call Sacramento Animal Care Services, (916) 808-8333.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.