SFist made it clear last week that while we enjoy watching "animal rescue" shows, we also find them an emotionally draining experience. But that didn't stop us from watching the premiere of "Animal Cops San Francisco" last night on Animal Planet. For the rest of the week the series will be airing episodes shot in San Francisco, and if the first episode is any indication, that infamous dog-mauling case was not an isolated incident in the City. Seriously, what is up with San Franciscans and their desire to raise vicious pit bulls? We believe in the quaint-sounding notion that there are no bad dogs, just bad dog owners, but unfortunately in so many cases it seems the dogs must pay the ultimate price for their owners' seriously misguided ideas about dog training. So, needless to say, last night's viewing was not without tears. You can catch the show and join in the sobbing nightly at 7 p.m., 10 p.m., and 2 a.m.

Photo from Animal Planet