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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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 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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