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A total of 15 dogs, mostly English Bulldogs, were rescued this afternoon from a house in Baldwin Park, after officials from the Department of Animal Care and Control of Los Angeles County (DACC) found them in "deplorable" conditions.
Authorities responded around 1:30 p.m. to the 3300 block of Frazier Street, after receiving a tip from an insurance agent who warned of the conditions of the animals in the house.
Twelve Bulldog adults and three puppies, along with two adult mixed-breed pitbulls were found in wire cages in the garage of the house, said Lance Hunter, manager of the Animal Shelter in Baldwin Park.
According to Hunter, initial inquiries indicate that the animals were being bred to sell their puppies. None of them were vaccinated or registered.
Sergeant Luis Villegas from the Badwin Park Animal Shelter said that so far no citations have been issued to the owners, because the investigation is still at an initial stage.
However, there could be further criminal charges against the owners, if a crime is determined.
Several of the animals were in poor health and some had possible infections, Villegas said.
Authorities warned residents to avoid deplorable conditions against animals, as those situations can have tough legal consequences.
The animals may be placed for adoption at a later time, depending on the progress of the investigation and their relationship with the current owner.