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DACCThe Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) wishes to provide clarifying information regarding the fatal dog attack in Compton on Feb. 16.

Based on video obtained from security cameras at the scene, the evidence clearly indicated the involvement of all 13 dogs in the ongoing, sustained attack. The dogs involved in the attack were each capable of inflicting serious harm.  They ranged in age from six months to five years of age.  All actively participated in the sustained and prolonged attack.  As a result, in accordance with safety protocols and in consideration of public safety, all dogs were humanely euthanized.

This incident emphasizes the importance of responsible pet ownership, proper socialization of dogs, and the dangers associated with backyard breeding practices. Backyard breeding refers to substandard breeding practices where dogs are not properly selected for genetic or behavioral qualities, are not properly socialized, and may be raised in poor conditions.  Backyard breeding can result in dogs with unpredictable behavior and aggression as well as health defects.

“Proper socialization of dogs from a young age is essential in preventing incidents of aggression and ensuring the safety of both animals and the community,” said Marcia Mayeda, DACC director. “This tragic incident serves as a reminder of the importance of responsible pet ownership and socialization of dogs to prevent the potential for unsocialized or aggressive behavior.  We urge individuals to prioritize the welfare of animals and to educate themselves on proper breeding practices to prevent such devastating incidents.”

Dog breeders must comply with local regulations regarding dog breeding and licensing. Those living within DACC’s jurisdiction must comply with regulations set forth in Los Angeles County Code Title 10.  Section 10.20.045 refers to hobby breeders, dog breeders who raise no more than one litter per household in any 12-month period.  Commercial dog breeders are required to comply with regulations set forth in Los Angeles County Code Section 10.40.200.  Violation of these ordinances may result in fines and penalties.  See Title 10.

The owner of the dogs did not obtain the required breeding license, failed to vaccinate the dogs against rabies, and failed to license them as required by State and county regulations.

Our thoughts remain with all those affected by this tragedy including the neighbors, first responders, DACC employees, and the victim and his family.  DACC reiterates our commitment to promoting responsible pet ownership and advocating for the welfare of all animals.

About the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC)

DACC is one of the largest animal care and control agencies in the nation, operating seven animal care centers and providing services to more than three million residents and their pets. DACC operates under the nationally recognized Socially Conscious Sheltering model to ensure the best possible outcomes for animals and the community. As a community resource center for pets and owners, DACC protects people and animals from harm, provides care for lost and unwanted animals, reunites lost pets with their families, and strives every day to move closer to its goal of finding a loving home for every adoptable pet that comes through its doors. To learn more about DACC, the resources DACC provides, and view its animals, visit www.animalcare.lacounty.gov  or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and X (formerly Twitter). To support DACC’s efforts, please donate to the Los Angeles County Animal Care Foundation at www.lacountyanimals.org. To learn more about Socially Conscious Sheltering, visit https://scsheltering.org/.

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