Florida man accused of brutalizing, baking dog

Vicasso Lara, 24, is accused of brutalizing a dog and baking it in an oven, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office. Deputies arrested Lara Friday and charged him with animal torture. 

Need a quarantine buddy? Advocates urge animal fostering, adoption

For those without pets or an affinity for creatures great and small, the idea of adding responsibility for another living thing may sound insane, but for many, animals can provide companionship and a welcome relief from the isolation and loneliness of quarantine.