LASD 1000+ Fowl Used in Illegal Cockfighting Seized During Warrant Search, Lancaster

On Monday, April 10th, 2018 Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department personnel assigned to the Community Partnerships Bureau served a search warrant on the 6300 block of East Avenue E, Lancaster, regarding an animal cruelty investigation, involving the breeding and fighting of game fowl. Personnel from the L.A. County Department of Animal Care and Control, with the assistance of members of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) Los Angeles, responded to the location in order to examine, care for and take possession of the animals. Over 1000 game fowl believed to be used in illegal “cock fighting” events were found at the location. According to The Humane Society of the United States, “cock fighting” is between two roosters fighting each other to death. Rooster handlers, or “cock fighters,” often allow birds who suffer injuries during fights to go untreated or throw the birds in the trash. Having animals fight to death along with letting them go untreated is not only cruel but often times goes hand-in-hand with gambling, drug-dealing and other illegal activities. Several people were detained and questioned, however, no arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing and there is no additional information available at this time. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact Community Partnerships Bureau at (323) 981-5300. 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 http://lacrimestoppers.org. You may also report any suspected criminal animal fighting to our law enforcement partners: Los Angeles County District Attorney, Bureau of Investigations http://da.lacounty.gov/ County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control http://animalcare.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/acc The Humane Society of the United States www.humanesociety.org Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty Los Angeles https://spcala.com @spcla Authored by: Tracy Koerner. Deputy Sheriff’s Information Bureau – Newsroom Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Hall of Justice - First floor 211 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012 213-229-1700 Website LASD HQ: http://www.lasd.org Recruitment LASD: http://www.careers.lasd.org Follow LASD HQ via Text and Email: http://www.Nixle.com https://nixle.com/lasd---los-angeles-county-sheriffs-dept-information-bureau-sib/ Twitter: @LASDHQ http://twitter.com/LASDHQ Twitter: @LASDtalk https://twitter.com/LASDTalk Twitter: @LASDvideos https://twitter.com/LASDvideos Twitter: @LASDespanol https://twitter.com/LASDespanol Facebook LASD HQ http://www.facebook.com/LosAngelesCountySheriffsDepartment Instagram LASD Photos: http://instagram.com/LASDHQ Pinterest LASD Photos : http://pinterest.com/lacountysheriff/ YouTube LASD Videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/LACountySheriff/videos?view=0 Alert LA County: Telephone emergency mass notification system http://www.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/alertla Text & Email, Register for LASD Nixle messages: To receive more detailed, up-to-date information via E-MAIL and/or TEXT directly from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD), sign up for "Nixle" alerts at http://www.Nixle.com and register for "LASD – Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Dept Information Bureau (SIB)" AND your local LASD station area. Or, to receive URGENT TEXT ALERTS ONLY, text your zip code to 888777. Standard text messaging rates may apply depending on your calling plan. "If You See Something, Say Something" LA Crime Stoppers: Partner to prevent or report crime by contacting your local Sheriff’s station. Or 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 http://lacrimestoppers.org. Jim McDonnell, Sheriff Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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