17 Dogs, Cat Found in Alhambra Home in ‘Deplorable’ Conditions
Police found 17 dogs and a cat in “deplorable” conditions at an Alhambra home where animal control officers served a warrant on Wednesday.
The dogs were removed by animal control officers and transported to a shelter for evaluation.
“The condition of the residence was deplorable with animal feces and urine everywhere,” the department’s Facebook post read.
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control served an inspection warrant at the home out of concern for the animals’ welfare, according to department Deputy Director Derek Brown.
One cat was found inside the home, Brown said. Alhambra police had originally stated 17 cats were found at the home.
It’s possible the animals will be put up for adoption, but that’s not yet known, Brown said.
Officers spoke to the homeowner, who was not arrested, Brown said.
Check back for updates on this developing story.
KTLA’s Jennifer Thang contributed to this article.