Fifteen Dogs Found in Deplorable Conditions in Baldwin Park

At least 13 are English Bulldogs, and 2 others are mixed pitbull breeds.

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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.

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Deanna Robles November 16, 2012 at 04:46 AM
I know for a fact that these people loved their dogs and they would not have them in deplorable conditions. the raid happen at 8am in the morrning while one of the daughters was watching from the school grounds as they had her father in handcuffs.
Kara McAnulty November 16, 2012 at 05:31 AM
Yeah right. Shame on these idiots for treated these animals like that. You can't possible love your animal if you are allowing to bred. Even if not selling puppies, they are contributing to the over population when they can't even take care of their own dogs. Pathetic.
yvette November 16, 2012 at 05:55 AM
Sad...all for money. Who cares how the poor dogs live and survive as long as they keep breeding!
Wayne kendrick November 16, 2012 at 06:07 AM
Bulldogs require a lot of special attention. These dogs are not dogs to throw out side. I hate to hear about people that do not take care of there pets.
Maureen November 16, 2012 at 07:02 AM
Deanna, I'd like to hear this 'Fact'. Have you been there while they leave the dogs in cages without care or attention for days on end? You are more worried about the deadbeats themselves than how these defenseless dogs are dying slowly due to greedy, sick people. Your home should be checked for animal cruelty as well if you think this is remotely acceptable.
jessica November 16, 2012 at 07:29 AM
This is all BS I know these people and they werent bad dog owners
Rose Rodriguez November 16, 2012 at 07:34 AM
I would like to adopt a puppy email me some info
Tiffany macias November 16, 2012 at 07:44 AM
I have an e.glish bulldog and we love him and he lives like a king. Hes trained and is never put in cages. He goes to the groomer once every two Weeks and is given the best ad if hes are son. I woyld like ti adopt one of these babies pleasr send me info.
Val November 16, 2012 at 08:53 AM
There's no way this was a loving home if the poor adorable dogs were being kept in cages in a garage! No way! 16 dogs!!!
M November 16, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Loving home??? Go look at the condition of those dogs and tell me they were loved. Backyard breeders concerned with making money and could care less about the dogs. Shame on them and I hope they never see those dogs again. Heck, the person posting those comments is probably the scumbag owner!
Julie Wright November 16, 2012 at 05:12 PM
I smell a rat. An Animal Rights rat. The dogs pictured on the news were in excellent health & condition. What if the dogs w/infections are old dogs with on-going conditions due to age? What if the pit bull mixes are rescues these people took in to help re-home? 8AM is a time when dogs are often in their 'sleeping crates' before being let out for the day.
Donna Billington November 16, 2012 at 11:56 PM
This was a horrible situation if u gonna do the crime you should be held accountable my Husband saw this and he started to cry why you say his buddy Titus an old English bull was killed by a pit bull this was not fair either nobody was held accountable this occurred 3 months ago!
Tmara November 17, 2012 at 12:09 AM
You can see this eather as a good or bad thing. I am somewhat in the middle because if the dogs where in really bad conditions shouldn't all of the other dogs have the infections because infections spread by air or touch. But the bad thing I see is that there are to meany who knows if they cared for them or not we can't say because we're not them, and also keeping them in cages no animal should be kept in a cage.
Citzen November 17, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Neither of the bowls pictured here have food or water and there is only one bowl in each cage.
Wayne November 17, 2012 at 02:55 AM
Of course the pups looked great - they were going to be sold. The adult dogs were living in horrible conditions - these weren't family pets, they were treated like live stock for $$.
Richard November 17, 2012 at 03:12 AM
The daughters should have been out there feeding and watering the dogs. Are they as heartless as their dad?
Richard November 17, 2012 at 03:16 AM
Did you see the pictures of the dogs packed into the garage? Do you think it is normal for dogs to live in cages? You should have reported them!
Nicole November 17, 2012 at 03:16 AM
Got that right... shove a bunch of dogs in kennels in a garage and call that love? I don't think so... AND really... so sad that the children watched on while their dad was handcuffed??? I can only hope they don't treat their animals like their Dad is teaching them. So sad... HIs actions created that... not the officials fault FOR HELPING THE HELPLESS BULLDOGS. Handcuffs don't require antibiotics, surgeries or painful treatments to be removed... they can come off as quick as they come on. Not so for some of the issues these poor babies are dealing with. Wonder when they were last pet, brushed or kissed...
Richard November 17, 2012 at 03:18 AM
16 dogs, in cages, packed in a garage....... Are you serious? You honestly think this is normal?
jamie November 18, 2012 at 03:27 AM
I would love to adopt one of the Bulldog pups ,will provide a loving home please send me some imformation.
jamie November 18, 2012 at 03:30 AM
I feel these people should be chared with animal cruelity and should never be alowed to have pet.
Joann Lee November 23, 2012 at 04:32 AM
All the people that say that this owner was a good owner.... BS!!! You should have your homes checked too!!! You probably have children handcuffed to there beds or chained up in the closet. The owner should be put in a crate for days on end. They should never EVER be allowed to own a pet again! Trust me these dogs will be adopted by a good family, not one that puts them stacked up in a garage. I love my bullie. I treat her like a princess!
Joann Lee November 23, 2012 at 04:33 AM
One of the puppies legs are really messed up. :(
Joann Lee November 23, 2012 at 04:36 AM
You need glasses. BIGTIME!!
Joann Lee November 23, 2012 at 04:37 AM
That is not love!! I would hate to be your kid!!
veronica November 24, 2012 at 02:35 AM
That is so careless of those owners.I would love to adopt a puppy bulldog email me if shelter could provide with the status of the adoption thank you.
Deanna Robles December 01, 2012 at 04:48 AM
Don't judge people
Von December 01, 2012 at 02:13 PM
Dont need to know the owners to see that these bulldogs were not being given the care, attention and love they deserve. Bulldogs are not like other breeds. They need so much more than other dogs in order to stay healthy. Deanna, Julie-Take a closer look at those pictures. Look how filthy those crates are! The blankets have not been washed for months, look how disgustingly dirty the crates are. Bulldogs can't tolerate too much dirt or dust. They struggle to breathe as it is, never mind in filthy conditions. Look at the rest of that garage! Look at the carpets! The gabage laying on the floor. The food/water bowls are caked in filth and are rusted! There's a difference between being poor and being dirty. It doesn't matter how little money a person has, you can still be clean. These dogs DESERVE better! No dog should ever have to live in such a filthy crate, even if its just 10 minutes. Let me ask you- would you let your child sit in that crate or eat out of that bowl? No? I didn't think so. Why? It's abuse. Exactly. Can't have double standards now for dogs versus humans.....
Carlos Aviles (Editor) December 04, 2012 at 01:13 AM
Here is an update on this case: http://patch.com/A-zZTn DACC estimate that the criminal investigation against the owner will conclude this week. Might face criminal charges.


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