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LASD - Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept Information Bureau (SIB)
Monday August 3rd, 2020 :: 07:21 p.m. PDT


Animal Cruelty, Illegal Cockfighting Invs Yields 100s of Livestock & Approx 2K-3K Roosters, uninc Chatsworth

On Monday, July 3, 2020, at approximately 7:00 a.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies assigned to the Community Partnerships Bureau served a search warrant on a multi acre property located in the unincorporated area of Chatsworth, just north of 118 Freeway.
In conjunction with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office and the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control, the search warrant operation was part of an investigation related to animal cruelty and possession of game fowl for fighting purposes violations.

During the operation, several occupiers of the property were detained.

Several hundred livestock animals are held on the property in various states of health.  Approximately two to three thousand cock fighting roosters are also being held on the property.  Investigators are on scene and determining the animals ownership and if any crimes are involved.

All animals will be inspected and documented by Animal Care and Control officers.

Anyone with information or questions about this incident is encouraged to contact Community Partnerships Bureau Sergeant Robert Hill at [email protected].  

If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP on Google Play or the Apple App Store or by using the website
You may also report any suspected criminal animal fighting to our law enforcement partners:
Los Angeles County District Attorney, Bureau of Investigations 
County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control
The Humane Society of the United States 
Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty Los Angeles @spcla 

Forwarded by:
Juanita Navarro-Suarez, Deputy
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Los Angeles California 90012
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