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Ninety-Six Animals Rescued from Two Lake Los Angeles Properties

Owner arrested

Posted: December 17, 2013 4:57 p.m.
Updated: December 17, 2013 4:57 p.m.

Antelope Valley, CA….A total of 96 dogs and cats, and a deceased cat were impounded at two Lake Los Angeles area homes yesterday following a search warrant executed by the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) officers and District Attorney Investigators. The warrant service followed an investigation stemming from a tip called in to the DACC reporting an excessive amount of animals living on the properties in deplorable conditions.

DACC Director Marcia Mayeda says, “Many of these animals were sick and all were living in extremely filthy conditions.” After executing their search, the female property habitant was arrested and now faces criminal animal cruelty charges. The case remains under investigation.

Director Mayeda says these types of operations are arduous and difficult for the enforcement team. “The dogs and cats were scared and had varied states of medical and temperamental issues, requiring patience and extra compassion to help them through this,” she says. DACC’s new ‘Animalsafe’ trailers were used to house and transport the animals during the warrant execution operation, and they were ideal according to the team at the location.

The animal care professionals at the DACC want the public to know that all cases of animal cruelty within the community are taken seriously, and will be investigated. Reports of animal cruelty, abuse, neglect or illegal fighting should be reported to our Communications Centers at (661) 940-4191or (562) 940-6898.

The animals impounded in this case are being assessed and cared for by the Veterinary Team at the DACC. They are held as evidence so will not be made available for adoption right away. Case updates will be reported as necessary. Photos of the warrant service operation and the animals are available for download via Dropbox.

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