17 Dogs, Cat Found in Alhambra Home in ‘Deplorable’ Conditions

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Police found 17 dogs and a cat in “deplorable” conditions at an Alhambra home where animal control officers served a warrant on Wednesday.


Some of the 17 dogs found in an Alhambra home are pictured. (Credit: Alhambra Police Department)

Feces and urine littered the home in the 100 block of South Meridian Avenue (map), the Alhambra Police Department stated on Facebook.

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.


Another photo of the dogs found at the home. (Credit: Alhambra Police Department)

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