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Teens accused of beating dog to death with golf club during burglary

Family photo via KTVU News

According to Wednesday's KTVU News, two teenagers are believed to be responsible for causing fatal injuries to a small dog who was bludgeoned with a golf club in San Jose, California on Tuesday afternoon.

The victimized dog, a Chihuahua named "Sparky," was inside of a home on the 6800 block of Eldridge Drive which had been burglarized - the dog was so severely injured in the attack that he had to be humanely euthanized.

The teens believed to be responsible for several burglaries in the area, and the heinous act of animal cruelty, are just 13 and 14 years of age, reported Mercury News. The youths targeted several area homes - knocking on doors and then breaking in if nobody answered.

Because the boys are minors, their names have not been released. Both teens were arrested and taken to the Santa Clara Juvenile Hall. Both are facing residential burglary charges and one of the boys is facing a charge of animal cruelty for Sparky's death.

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