LITTLEROCK – Animal welfare officials raided an animal rescue facility in Littlerock last week and confiscated 195 cats and 43 dogs, including six dead animals, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC).
“The warrant was issued due to the animal rescue organization’s non-compliance with state and county animal care laws, exceeding animal limitation requirements, and failure to provide proper medical care for animals,” according to DACC, which did not name facility. The warrant was executed on Oct. 26.
DACC’s Major Case Unit partnered with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s Community Partnership Bureau and the District Attorney’s Office for the investigation. DACC had a team of 25 responders, including animal cruelty investigators and a forensics veterinarian.
“Findings in the facility included animals in inhumane living conditions and evidence of the practice of medical care without a veterinary license. All animals seized were distributed among DACC’s seven animal care centers, where they are undergoing evaluation and treatment while the investigative reports are prepared for the [District Attorney’s Office],” DACC officials said in the news release. The animals will not be made available at this time.
“Providing safe and humane care to animals is required by local and State law,” said DACC Director Marcia Mayeda. “Our department stands committed to protecting animals and ensuring they receive the care they need.”
Los Angeles County residents are encouraged to report suspected cases of animal neglect by calling DACC at 310-523-9566.
47 comments for "DACC seizes 238 cats and dogs at 501c3 animal facility in Littlerock"
I actually try reuniting animals with there owners. I go out of my way to put 2 and 2 together send all information I find, but this place never posts anything. Nor advertise. I can only hope that they would have taken pics of all of them and put it on one sight to find instead I have to go through all 7 shelters
I’ve been to this rescue before and things were very well run (multiple times). The cats had beautiful set up outside – alot of time, money, patience and love was put into it. I’ve personally run into the founder at the vet on numerous occasions. This is a crock of shit by DAC/ACC. They make money on euthanizing animals. They don’t care of them they want to kill them. That is the truth!!!!
agreed these are good people !been there a few times an compared to most rescues or shelters I’ve been to bigger rescues with horrendous conditions and they are still in business,starting to loose faith in this community or at least the people I charge of it , all these people have done is try to help
momma's missing says
Who keeps track of all these rescues and fosters? How does one find out what animals are in their possession? My dog is missing and I’m sick about it, constantly checking a/c website, pawboost, lost my doggie.com, petco love lost, and whatever else I can find. My dog could be at a “rescue”, and I may never know because her photo isn’t made available to me. And to read a rescue person saying she gets angry when people lose their pets, well, maybe you shouldn’t be doing rescue. Things happen. People don’t always lose pets due to negligence and those of us that love our pets dearly are already mourning the loss of them and then to be talked down to by someone is just wrong. I have put flyers in town and they are being taken down. Why? Someone has her. Someone knows who has her. I want her back. Please
Hi can you post the picture of the missing dog or share her pawboost link? Are you checking AV lost and found pets on FB?
I am very familiar with the rescue that was raided. I have made charitable donations to this rescue because I know the emphasis is on adoptions of healthy pets. The conditions are clean and the health of all the animals is of utmost importance. Vets charge outrageous prices for even the simplest care… being able to provide basic veterinary care is necessary, not criminal.
This is a clear case of targeting and retaliation by over-zealous county employees who are given too much power.
I hope this rescue operation sues all involved in the raid and that by doing so creates some oversight for Animal Control officers.
The point should be animal protection… not control.
maria powell says
you may think you know that rescue but i can assure you that you dont. they should be doing more than what they are doing. i lived there and know how those poor animals were treated and made to suffer
Nadia Dickinson says
Please read the other side.
What happened to this animal rescue should outrage you.
For 4 years I have worked with licensed rescue Southern California Cat Adoption Tails (SCCAT) , rescuers of thousands of pets and providers of TNR for over 5,000 ferals in the past few years alone.
Pets awaiting adoption were housed in a clean environment where they had food, shelter, medical care, fresh air and exercise.
In operation for 10 years, SCCAT received an inspection grade of “A” every year from DAC (dept. of animal control). SCCAT has the capacity, funding, and volunteers to manage 275 animals but are allowed 115 cats and 30 dogs. When SCCAT asked for an increase, they were told they had an insufficient ratio of staff to animals. This “ratio” is at the arbitrary discretion of administration. Although entitled to a hearing, SCCAT was not only denied outright but ordered to REDUCE their numbers.
DAC then claimed they had “multiple complaints” and hit SCCAT with surprise inspections, demanding access even when the owner was not there, another “right” they claimed was at their arbitrary discretion.
I used the Freedom of Information Act to obtain kennel records for SCCAT. “A” grades every year. Notices to correct were immediately addressed and signed off. Heavily redacted “complaints” were nothing more than “check on the welfare of animals”. Since neighbors are far from the grounds and visitors are not allowed on site, it’s suspected these “complaints” came from someone who was denied an adoption.
In April, SCCAT hired an attorney who got the reduction order cancelled and it was agreed complaints would be vetted (by asking if the complainant had even been to the kennel) and DAC would inspect on days the founder was scheduled to be there. Although SCCAT welcomed the compromise, one of the administrators was clearly not happy having her authority overturned.
6 weeks after SCCAT paid their license no inspection had occurred and DAC lied to counsel, saying they were backlogged.
On October 26th, 2022, SCCAT was raided. 10 patrol cars arrived carrying deputies in riot gear, guns drawn. The founder and her granddaughter were forced, hands behind their backs, into separate patrol cars. When the granddaughter was released, a deputy forcibly confiscated her phone, bruising her arm in the process, and incorrectly telling her she had no right to video.
Soon after, a portable toilet arrived across the street and 10 animal control trucks arrived.
The disgruntled ADMINISTRATOR, is seen on surveillance video PERSONALLY participating in the raid and carrying animals to the trucks.
In the type of raid normally used for drug dealers and dog fighters, the premises were ransacked. Every animal, even the blind senior dog who slept on the founders’ bed, was confiscated and taken to various overcrowded high kill shelters where animals already in custody were likely killed to make room.
SCCAT was ORDERED to relinquish the animals so they could be “disposed” of. When the founder refused she was told daily impound fees would be charged.
In violation of their rights, SCCAT was not shown the warrant until deputies were leaving, were not given an inventory of the property seized, and not allowed a pre seizure hearing. In violation of State law and their Constitutional right to due process, they have not received the notice required to be personally served or posted at the property within 48 hours of the seizure. In another example of DAC behaving as if they are above the law, they have claimed the warrant cancelled out due process. They are wrong.
Warrants are issued on an “Affidavit of Probable Cause” which is public record. The County has refused to produce it, saying it’s sealed to protect an informant. Informant of what? It’s an “A” rated dog and cat rescue, not a hoarder, drug dealer, or dog fighter.
I had no idea DAC had the power to raid you, seize property, demand you relinquish it, and, if you refuse, charge you for every day they keep it. All without a copy of a warrant, without giving you access to an attorney, without reading you your rights.
This is not a first for DAC. More often than not, the victim doesn’t have resources or support to get legal help. Even if they do, DAC typically delays filing charges. By keeping these matters within the DAC, the accused cannot answer in a court of law and impound charges accumulate. DAC then demands the accused pay up or the animals will be deemed abandoned. Remember, this is without DAC having to prove anything.
Support for the raid was provided by a pool of off duty deputies, one of whom who was overheard bragging about getting paid “time and a half” for participating. It’s disgraceful so many resources are available to pay for this travesty but not to manage crime in our communities.
On October 31st, DAC issued a press release full of lies and self-congratulation. It said the animals were living in inhumane conditions. I have photos that disprove this. It said the animals were over the allowed limits, but kittens and puppies do not apply to kennel limits and there were at least 60. It stated they had complaints – which the FOIA records dispute. It claims the founder could be charged with 4 felonies but none of the implied violations are more than administrative misdemeanors.
DAC attacks the very organizations they should be partnering with. Because of their “Managed Intake” initiative “care” centers will not take cats or kittens, instead they tell citizens to release them. Release them they do. In deserts, neighborhoods, parks and in front of rescues like SCCAT.
For shock value, the press release said dead animals were found but it fails to explain they were being held in a freezer for proper, legally mandated, disposal. One was going for necropsy, two were waiting cremation, one was a stillborn puppy, one a feral kitten that died shortly after birth, and the other was a very old hamster.
DAC has released a limited number of photos. One of the founder’s kitchen and storage area after the raid had begun and the animals had been fleeing. One shows a cat being treated for progressive retinal atrophy (a condition where the eye dissolves). Unpleasant to look at but not neglect. That one has probably been euthanized because DAC has the power to do so without consent or confirmation of necessity.
Whether you love animals, hate animals, or couldn’t care less, every citizen who cares about their civil rights should take notice of what happened to SCCAT and demand justice.
Nadia dickinson says
Please read the other side in the rest of the comments. Animal control answers to nobody and the public needs to fight back.
Agree with you 1000% – ACC needs to be raided. They won’t respond to a dog tethered 24/7 on a heavy chain and left to freeze to death but they want to go after the animal rescues. It’s DISGUSTING. ACC is corrupt.
Carla Mckizzick says
I worked with this rescue for over two yrs and have remained in contact with J,
Please contact someone at the LA times or ABC news to see if you can tell this side of the story please. The pictures show how clean everything was. The public needs to know the lies told and that she is an A list rescue and how her and her grand daughter were treated like criminals. This is a an abuse if power and an act of revenge toward this rescue
Nadia Dickinson says
You were shown kindness and compassion that you didn’t deserve. You lashed out when Julia got tired of being taken advantage of.
I don’t know how you sleep at night knowing animals have died because you fueled a fire with your lies , and many more languish in overcrowded “shelters”.
Funny how everything was acceptable in this A graded facility until you were asked to vacate.
This evidence of your attempt at defamation will no doubt be very useful.
I am waiting to hear the rescue’s side of the story. They have plenty to tell, and meanwhile, certain cats that were seized are already missing from the shelter, presumed dead. There were cats that needed life-saving medications and those medications were sent to the shelter for their use. I’m thinking they failed to give the FIP vaccinations, insulin for diabetics, and those are the ones that were euthanized instead.
Marlene Chavez Hoover says
They should put the name out publicly so more can shoe up at court and come to their defense otherwise these people that targeted her win and can do this to any rescues . As it is all states have it backwards . We need to get control of all breeding licensed and non licensed. That’s the problem out of control. All dog shows are focused on full breed animals when we should be focused on trying shelter dogs for all things commercial, contest, behavioral rehab, to show shelter animals reformation. sTop the breeding.
I think since a lot of people are on the same page here im seeing most agree this was a target raid clearly this is a scary time , if we all got together or at least call our local officials an complain maybe we can help this situation
I worked at a pet store where the rescue adopted out animals during the weekend. There were a bit too many people coming back and saying their puppy had giardia or parvo. They also have participated in backyard breeding and sold unpredictable dogs to people (and told them they were “rescues”).
Gloria Connolly says
Disgusting and despicable how animal control which is the largest KILLER of innocent animals go after rescues because they refused to allow them to harass them. Veterinarians are all on the take charging OUTRAGEOUS PRICES for everything including spaying and neutering leading to an overpopulation of animals slated to be murdered by Los Angeles County! The animals clearly were well taken care of by the pictures posted! SHAME ON LOS ANGELES COUNTY! There are many more than six dead animals at L.A. County pounds at any one time! People in GLASS HOUSES shouldn’t throw stones!
THIS IS SO VERY SAD…
THESE AGENCIES ARE WAY OUT OF LINE…THEY ARENT HELPING THE ANIMALS. The reason the agencies exist are to “Shelter animals” not abuse. RESCUES help with this process to find good homes and make sure the animals are well. Why should the animals suffer because the Agencies need a headline during a voting year? Why should any rescue be treated like a criminal?
What happened to “Innocent before proven guilty?”
This system has taken too much power and seems to answer to no one. Any confrontation should have advocates for the accused on location from the start.
THIS IS A TRAGEDY .
The Rescues should be treated with respect. Hopefully the Animal Control system will be changed and the egos can be put to rest and various rescues can be in charge of each facility.
The loosers here are the animals.
They used to have a chace for a better life, now what’s going to happen to them?? Not fair.
There is clearly much more to this story than being stated. Going only by the information presented in the article and pictures, where one can clearly see that the pictures do not match with the description of conditions given, something ain’t right with this investigation.
Find Nadia Dickinson on Facebook. She posted a detailed report on what really happened. It is shocking. The rescue is SCCAT. And it is the police and shelter officers who are in the wrong here. Ultimately, the cats and dogs will suffer.
CRUEL PEOPLE FROM THE SFV DUMP THEIR UNWANTED PETS OUT HERE ALL THE TIME…
ESPECIALLY THE BELOVED LITTLE PETS OF SENIORS WHO DIE…
SO SOME CONCERNED RELATIVE WHO DOESN’T WANT LITTLE FLUFFY, VOLUNTEERS TO FIND A GOOD HOME FOR THE PET…
TO DUMP IT IN DESERT LITTLEROCK OR PEARBLOSSOM “SO THEY CAN BE ADOPTED AT SOME NICE RANCE AND LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER..”
IN REALITY AND MOST OFTEN THE COYOTES EAT THEM ALIVE…
OR THEY RUN UP TO SOME SPEEDING CAR THINKING AND HOPING IS THEIR LOVED BUDDY HAS COME BACK TO PICK THEM UP…
AND TAKE THEM BACK TO THE SAFE HOME AND LOVE THEY ONCE KNEW…
TO GET RUN OVER BY THAT SAME CAR INSTEAD..!
STOP DUMPING POOR LITTLE FRIGHTENED PETS OUT HERE..!
YOU DIRTY HEARTLESS PET DUMPING BASTARDS…
Cynthia Welker says
This is the other side of the story from the rescue that they were harassing.
This is long but I’m asking that it be read and shared.
The power held by the Department of Animal Control (DAC) should shock you, and what happened to this rescue group should leave you outraged.
Last week, a local animal rescue was raided. They were denied due process, had their constitutional rights violated, and were vilified in the press.
For the past four years I have worked closely with licensed rescue Southern California Cat Adoption Tails (SCCAT). They have rescued thousands of dogs and cats and done TNR (trap neuter and return) for over 5,000 cats in the past four years alone. The animals at SCCAT lived in a clean environment where they had food, shelter, medical care, and access to fresh air and exercise.
The County requires kennels to be inspected and licensed annually and, each year, SCCAT has received an inspection grade of “A”. The facility is approved to house 115 cats and 30 dogs, but it has the capacity, funding, and volunteers to manage 275 animals. When SCCAT asked DAC for approval to expand, they were told the rescue had an insufficient ratio of staff to animals. When asked what that ratio should be, they were told it’s at the discretion of the DAC, but not given a number. Instead of informing SCCAT of their legal rights to a hearing on the matter, they were ordered to REDUCE their count.
Shortly after the denial of the increase request, unannounced complaint inspections increased. DAC insisted they had the right to enter the facility even when the owner was not on the premises. When asked for that applicable ordinance, they were once again told it was at the discretion of DAC.
Harassment was not new to SCCAT. I witnessed, on several occasions, what I would call bullying by AC officers. Because of the increase in spot visits and the order to reduce the numbers, I used the Freedom of Information Act to obtain the kennel records for SCCAT. “A” grades every year. Any notices to correct were immediately addressed and signed off. Heavily redacted “complaints” were nothing more than “check on the welfare of the animals”. Since neighbors are far from the kennel grounds and visitors are not allowed on site, it was suspected these “complaints” came from a disgruntled person who was denied an adoption.
In April of this year, the founder hired an attorney to fight the reduction demand. During a hearing with DAC officers and the attorney, it was agreed that the numbers need NOT be reduced, that complaints would be vetted (by simply asking if the complainant had actually been to the kennel and, if so, what did they see), and that DAC would show up on Wednesdays and Fridays when the founder was typically on site all day. Although SCCAT thought they had reached an amicable resolution, it was clear one of the administrators was not pleased.
In September, SCCAT paid the annual license fee but by mid-October they still had not received their annual inspection. When the attorney asked why, DAC administration lied by saying they were merely backlogged.
On Wednesday, October 26th, 2022, at approximately 7:30 am, SCCAT was raided. Deputies in riot gear emerged from no less than 10 patrol cars, guns drawn. The founder and her granddaughter were forced, hands behind their backs, into separate patrol cars. When the granddaughter was released from the vehicle, a deputy forcibly confiscated her phone, bruising her arm in the process, and incorrectly telling her she had no right to video.
Soon after, a portable toilet was delivered across the street and approximately 10 animal control trucks arrived.
Interestingly enough, the ADMINISTRATOR, who was so obviously displeased at the hearing, is seen on surveillance video PERSONALLY participating in the raid and carrying animals to the trucks.
In an operation normally reserved for drug dealers, dog fighting rings, gambling, sex trafficking, and so on, the premises were ransacked. Every animal, even the blind senior dog who slept at the foot of the founders’ bed, was confiscated and taken to various overcrowded high kill shelters throughout the county. No doubt animals already in custody would be killed to make room.
At the end of the horrific day, SCCAT was ORDERED to relinquish the confiscated animals so they could be “disposed” of. The founder refused and was told she will be charged a daily impound fee for every animal taken.
In violation of their rights, SCCAT was not provided with the warrant until the deputies were leaving. They were not given an inventory of the property seized. They were not allowed a pre seizure hearing. In violation of State law and their Constitutional right to due process, they have not received the required notice that they are entitled to a hearing to challenge the validity of the seizure or impoundment. That notice is required to be personally served or posted at the property from which the animals were seized within 48 hours of the seizure. DAC has failed to comply.
Warrants are issued based on an “Affidavit of Probable Cause” whereby the requester states the reasons they believe it’s justified. This affidavit is public record. At the very least, the person served is entitled to see what they’re being accused of. The County has refused to produce it, citing that it’s sealed to protect an informant. Informant of what? It’s a dog and cat rescue. This is not a hoarder, or a drug property, or a gambling property, or an animal fighting ring. This is a clear case of retaliation on the part of a disgruntled DAC administrator.
How many of us knew DAC had the power to raid you, take your property, demand that you relinquish it, and, if you refuse, charge you for every day they keep it? Or that they can do so without announcing themselves or requesting access, without producing a copy of a warrant, without allowing you access to an attorney, without reading you your rights? Without the right to a pre seizure hearing and without due process?
So far DAC has failed to file charges because doing so would allow the accused to answer in a court of law and delays mean impound charges. Exactly what those daily charges are is unknown because DAC refuses to disclose an amount.
I cannot begin to imagine the cost to taxpayers for this operation. Planning it, launching it, handling the animals afterwards. Support for the raid was provided by the Community Partnership Bureau, a pool of off duty deputies, one of whom who was overheard bragging about getting paid “time and a half” for participating. Meanwhile, the resources aren’t available to manage crime in our communities. Shootings in the park, robberies, murders outside bars, stabbings at Kohls, children left in the custody of abusive parents who murder them.
On October 31st, DAC issued a press release full of lies and self-congratulation. It stated the animals were living in inhumane conditions. I have photos that disprove this. It states the number of animals were over the allowed limits, but kittens and puppies do not apply to kennel limits and there were at least 60. It stated they had numerous complaints – which the FOIA records dispute. The press release also states the founder could be charged with 4 felonies. Untrue. Nothing implied in the press release warrants more than an administrative misdemeanor.
The number of kittens and puppies was so high because of the “Managed Intake” initiative recently implemented by DAC whereby the “care” centers will not take cats or kittens, instead they instruct citizens to release them. Well, that’s exactly what people do. They release them. In the desert, in neighborhoods, in parks and in front of rescues like SCCAT. SCCAT had 3 litters of kittens abandoned at their gate in less than a week.
For shock value, the press release states that dead animals were removed. These were animals being held in a freezer for proper, legally mandated, disposal. One animal was going to be taken to a lab for a necropsy, two of them were going to be taken for cremation, one was a stillborn puppy, one was a feral kitten that died shortly after birth and the other was a very old hamster that was being cared for by the founder for a friend who has terminal cancer.
For further shock value they have released a limited number of photos. One shows the founder’s kitchen and storage area after the raid had begun and the animals had been fleeing from fright. It’s messy, but it that’s a crime I expect to be arrested any day now. Another shows the eye of a cat who was under expensive veterinary care for progressive retinal atrophy. A condition where the eye literally dissolves. It’s unpleasant to look at but not a sign of neglect. That poor cat has probably already been euthanized because DAC has the power to do so without consent or confirmation of necessity.
I have reached out to several news agencies, including our local paper, to offer the other side. I’m not sure that journalistic integrity exists anymore, but I think any ethical reporter would want to do more than cut and paste an unsubstantiated press release. I guess it’s easier to just repeat something sensational, even if it’s without regard to who will suffer because of it.
The County needs to be made accountable. SCCAT needs to be made whole. Whether you love animals, hate animals, or couldn’t care less, every citizen who cares about their civil rights should take notice of what happened to SCCAT and demand justice.
WOW, just wow. If what you say is true, this is terrible and senseless! I will be contacting DACC and I encourage my fellow neighbors to do the same!
Tim Scott says
It is most likely true. Some of the issues reported are not really DAC though. The proper serving of the warrants would fall on the LACSD personnel who were involved, and yes they are either poorly trained or poorly disciplined because observing the rights of people they interact with is frequently skipped over. IMO that’s intentional and a discipline problem, not because they genuinely haven’t been trained and don’t know any better, but ymmv. Also, the roughing up of people the deputies deemed vulnerable to roughing up is not a DAC issue but a fairly typical thing with the LACSD. Imprisoning people in cars without cause is a favorite with them and is grossly illegal.
So here we are. Two county departments where various employees are grossly abusing their authority. Good luck fighting that fight, sincerely. I would love to see the county on the hook for one of the multi-million dollar judgements that the LACSD racks up like drunken sailors with an open bar tab, because I too have been to SCCAT and know they would put any such settlement to good use.
City Dweller says
Thanks for your one sided biased wrong opinion.
Thanks for posting this. I have shared the copy I received early this morning on Facebook. We are getting the word out any way we can.
Susan Dwork Teixeira’ says
Imagine IF the people in power worked with the rescue and contracted vets to service animals in rescue facilities.
Seems cost effective vs. taking to facilities to get sick, die or be killed with taxpayers dollars! Use the monies to help rescues.
Thinking outside the box with the support from supervisors and heads of animal welfare in city/counties would contribute to what they claim is animal welfare!
I know there will be a lawsuit. Is that why they aren’t telling us the name of the non-profit in Littlerock? I am curious.
Cynthia Welker says
This is completely outrageous that animal control is trying to Pat themselves on the back look at the pictures they’re not bad. Animal Control is out of hand if you want to know the real story behind this go here and read the truth. And I completely believe it because they just did this to our rescue and they hassled us for 4 months for no freaking reason and there’s no oversight you know of who overhears they’re hearings another animal control officer talk about bias. And you know why rescues are overcrowded right now because these shelters are telling people to dump cats in the desert to put them at a park put him back where you found them Drive 30 minutes away and drop them off they are out of control they are the problem not the rescues.
I generally agree when there are animals kept in unsanitary conditions to pull the animals. However, if these pictures are what they deem as inhumane conditions, I think animal control and whoever called them needs a dose of reality. These animals look well taken care of. The dogs pens are clean and have room. The cats are happy sleeping on the counters and they all look healthy. This is very sad that these animald will be confined to a pound and probably put down. I feel bad for them and this rescue doing the best they can.
JOJOS MOM says
Once again unless they are sick or vicious and has been deemed vicious that’s a whole court procedure been through it They will not be put down maybe the Lancaster shelter but they are not supposed to put them down it’s post to transfer them to another shelter if they are full but The whole situation I agree it’s very sad they will be stuck probably in a pound in a shelter for a while till somebody will adopt them but sadly there’s three people like pitty mom who lack abilities to adopt these poor animals
Lancaster animal shelter is a kill facility along with all the other county shelters. Animals are given a time limit when that time has been met they are euthanized to make room for other animals that have a better chance of being adopted. LA city animal shelters are no longer kill shelters the animals get moved around and or are released to private animal shelters like the one this story is about. Private shelters are great, but most struggle with lack of funds for feed, vet care, and space. This is a prime example of why we should be sending donations to local shelters and not the SPCA who has no facilities close to the AV or the county shelters which is funded by tax dollars, and license fees.
I was advised today that the 60 cats seized and parked at the Lancaster “shelter” do not belong to the shelter but are being held as evidence. That means they cannot adopt them out or kill them (yet), The immediate concern of those who have seen these cats today and yesterday is that Lancaster has insufficient staff to care for them. Their food, water, litter, medical needs are NOT being addressed. Yet the raided rescue will get a bill for holding them at Lancaster.
Cynthia Welker says
Yes they will put them down all of the shelters in Palmdale Lancaster and Castaic their policy is to treat cats in the same category as squirrels and possums they will not intake them unless they are underage sick or feral and those will all be euthanized. The shelters out of control if you want to read the real story of what happened read this.
I agree. I was looking for horrific conditions and there are none. There isn’t spilled food or messes like you would see when cats are being abused. Sure there was a little poop in the dog yard but animals poop all day. This place is clean. And as far as dispensing medication without a license, no rescue has a license. None. These animals were lucky to get Care at all. Lancaster just got 60 of these cats. That director will kill a lot of them.
PITTY MOM says
More innocent animals that will be put to death because of the lack of good people to adopt. So sad
why didn’t you go adopt any of them smh what an evil person you are.
JOJO MOM says
Only if they end up in the lancaster shelter that’s the only one that is a kill shelter the law actually is in California is that if their is an open kennel in any shelter in California they are supposed to transfer the animal before it is put down and especially at the Lancaster one and I would know my case with my dog Jojo started that law thank you very much for your unnecessary messed up comment that is not even true unless they are not abiding by the law
I am concerned that Lancaster got 60 of the cats. That is more than one third. This week We rescued an orange kitten that was on there short list because he had ringworm, something totally curable. They kill for no good reason there. And if you act frightened, you are classified as feral.
I don’t think these animals can be put down or adopted out until the court case is finished. I too didn’t see any bad conditions in the photos. I am concerned over the 6 dead animals though. As a person who does rescue animals and has a non profit I can tell you it’s hard to be picture perfect all the time. I have 14 various animals and it’s hard. I can’t even imagine having that many animals to care for and any number of things could put that situation in disarray. On the other hand, Animal Control usually needs to have some pretty extreme evidence of abuse to take animals away. Like dying from starvation extreme. Personally I am just going to wait and see what happens before forming an opinion. I can see where a place with that many animals could get in trouble fast if they are dependent on donations to support them.
Kimberly, did you read Nadia Dickinson’s report on Facebook detailing what really took place in Littlerock? Apparently, AC doesn’t need much evidence at all to raid a struggling rescue. But you are correct about the shelter’s ability to adopt out any of these cats while they are being held as evidence. That said, the shelter is NOT taking care of them either. Volunteers have seen the conditions.
I had a beloved cat die hours after I left vet hospital! I wanted him cremated so my vet found a place to do it.I was instructed to wrap kitty in plastic bags & put in freezer. I was shocked at first but realized you don’t want a decomposing animal so I did it.
Next day I took m belovd kitty to be cremated & the business sent my Goof to my vet in a beautiful decorated canister for me to pick up❤️
I am sickened & angry by what happened to that rescue. I pray the rescue will sue & win…we have so much crime yet DAC gets “back up”by LASD to raid an animal rescue? Im so glad laws changed years ago where guns were no longer allowed to be carried by animal “controle” officers..imagine the horrors that would be caused by these power hungry individuals?
Cynthia Welker says
That maybe with dogs but not with cats cats are to be considered like possums and squirrels they will not intake them unless they are underage sick or feral and all of those will be euthanized. And I’ve got it on video with the Animal control officer that was hassling us saying that.
JOJOS MOM says
it’s sad and kinda funny for a person to say that the lack of good people to adopt is the reason they will be put down but what does that make the person makeing that comment if they are not planning to be a good person and adopt one themselfs??
Poor babies. I hope they have more evidence than these pictures. These animals look safe and happy. If these are the worst condotions they faced, they were better off here than the L.A. shelters.
Cynthia Welker says
This is the real story the one that the papers aren’t showing. The rescue that was rated is trying to get a newspaper to post their side of it instead of the unearned glorification of how good the shelter workers did. They’re completely illegal Lawless scumbags.
It’s not lack of good people to adopt- it is lack of places that allow good people to adopt. Los Angeles is a city where majority of people rent and too many of those places to rent either do not allow animals or their monthly fee to have animals is unreasonable. This is an issue with landlords not lack of adopters.