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16 English bulldogs rescued from Baldwin Park garage

November 16, 2012 |  2:06 pm

Sixteen English bulldogs confiscated from a Baldwin Park home by the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control may soon be put up for adoption through a rescue group.

The 13 adult dogs and three puppies were seized this week after authorities were tipped off that they were being kept in unsanitary conditions in the 3300 block of Frazier Street, said animal control officials.

The dogs, unlicensed and unvaccinated, were being kept in wire cages.

Members of the Southern California Bulldog Rescue, based in Orange County, will assist county officials in finding new homes for the animals once they are cleared for adoption.

“They’re a high-maintenance breed that have certain medical issues,” said Val Valejo, a volunteer with bulldog rescue. The flat-nose animals often have respiratory problems.

Additionally, they are expensive to keep, she said .

“They have to be on a high-quality diet,” said Valejo, of Rancho Cucamonga.

It was unclear Friday what charges, if any, the dogs’ former owner may face.


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Photo: Sgt. Luis Villegas holds two 5-week-old English Bulldog puppies at the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center. Credit: Don Bartletti/Los Angeles Times