During a search at a rescue center in the Antelope Valley last week, Los Angeles County personnel seized many dead animals, roughly 200 cats, and dozens of dogs, according to authorities.
According to a release from L.A. County Animal Care and Control, the search warrant was executed on October 26 following the filing of numerous complaints against the facility, which was accused of exceeding animal limits, failing to provide medical attention for animals, and breaking both state and local laws.
The facility is in Littlerock, a neighborhood just east of Palmdale, and is run as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, according to the animal care firm, which refuses to give the facility’s name.
According to animal care officials, it was allowed to manage 115 cats and an unknown number of dogs. At the facility, investigators discovered 195 cats, 43 dogs, and six dead animals.
According to Marcia Mayeda, director of Animal Care and Control, “local and state legislation requires that animals get safe and humane care.” “Our department is committed in its mission to safeguarding animals and making sure they get the care they require.”
25 members of Animal Care and Control, including an animal cruelty investigator and a forensic veterinarian, participated in the search. Animal care authorities claimed that the operators made an effort to dodge random inspections and used medications for animal care improperly.
The agency reported that it discovered evidence of the provision of medical care without a veterinarian license and that animals were kept in cruel conditions. The seized animals were given to seven care facilities in L.A. County where they are being examined and treated. They won’t be available for adoption right now.
Animal Care and Control stated that investigative reports are being prepared for the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. The facility manager, who was not identified, could be charged with four felonies for animal abuse, according to officials.
According to the group, “animal rescue organizations are responsible for providing the essential requirements for housing, nutrition, and health of all animals in their care.” “The animals’ quality of life must come first.”