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News Release

Friday, November 30, 2007

Media Relations

Cockfighting Ring Busted

Los Angeles: A local cockfighting organizer was arrested and game fowl rescued.

On November 29, 2007, at around 8:15 AM, the Los Angeles City Animal Cruelty Task Force (ACTF) served a search warrant in the 2600 block of Whittier Boulevard in the Hollenbeck Area. The ACTF received a complaint regarding cockfighting at the location. The neighbors complained about the noise from the roosters that disturbed them and effected the quality of life in their neighborhood.

The owner, Jaime Padron, 32, a resident of Los Angeles , was arrested for Cockfighting and he surrendered 46 game fowl to the Department of Animal Services.

The Los Angeles City Animal Cruelty Task Force is made up of Los Angeles Police Officers and Detectives, Animal Service Officers from the Department of Animal Services and Deputy City Attorney’s from the Los Angeles City Attorney’ s Office. They investigate human cruelty against animals.

Reports of animal cruelty can be reported to the Animal Cruelty Task Force at 213-847-1417.

Contact your local Los Angeles Animal Services shelter to adopt a pet today!