Animal Cruelty Case Crowds LA City Shelters

LA Animal Services
July 2, 2014

Animal Cruelty Case Crowds LA City Shelters

Los Angeles, CA – The Los Angeles Department of Animal Services impounded a large number of dogs from various locations in an ongoing animal neglect case. Last week Animal Control Officers responded to a property in the Pacoima area and found dogs living in deplorable conditions. Several dogs with severe medical conditions had to be impounded. Animal Control Officers from East Valley and the Animal Cruelty Task Force responded to a second location in Van Nuys where more dogs from the same investigation were found and impounded under exigent circumstances. So far, nearly 100 dogs have been impounded.

These dogs will not be available for release during the investigation. Many of the dogs are sick and require medical attention, time and space. Space that is currently occupied by dogs available for adoption and waiting to find a home of their own. The impact on our shelters will be significant.

This is an appeal for help. Facing the busiest time of the year with the 4th of July, kitten season and full shelters, we need help from the rescue community, media and potential adopters to spread the word: Now is the time to adopt from any one of our six City Shelters to help us make life-saving space!

If adoption is not possible, donations both “in-kind” and monetary are always needed, as expenses will be significant. To save an animal’s life, donate at https://anidonation.lacity.org.

About Los Angeles Animal Services

Los Angeles Animal Services is one of the largest municipal shelter systems in the United States with six shelters serving approximately 60,000 animals annually and responding to 20,000 emergency calls involving an animal or person in danger each year. Visit us on the web at www.laanimalservices.com.

City of Los Angeles, Department of Animal Services
221 N. Figueroa Street, Suite 500
Los Angeles, California 90012


Brenda Barnette
(213) 482-9558