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News Release

Monday, April 30, 2007

Media Relations

Animal Cruelty Task Force Press Conference

What:
Los Angeles City Animal Cruelty Task Force announces a major arrest in a dog fighting investigation.

When:
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
1:30 PM

Where:
South Los Angeles Animal Shelter
3612 11th Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90018

Who:
Assistant Chief Sharon Papa, Office of Support Services
Councilmember Tony Cardenas
Edward Boks, LA Animal Services General Manager
Deborah Knaan, LA Animal Services Assistant General Manager
Captain James Cansler, Planning and Research Commanding Officer
Detectives and Officers from Animal Cruelty Task Force

Why:
On March 7th, 2007, the Los Angeles City Animal Cruelty Task Force conducted a probation search and seized 17 fighting dogs and 4 puppies from a South Los Angeles home.

One suspect was been arrested and booked for dog fighting. Bail was set at $225,000. Second suspect is still outstanding.

For further information, contact Detective Susan Brumagin, at 213-485-4111