5 dogs confiscated after animal cruelty investigation


5 dogs confiscated after animal cruelty investigation


February 26, 2024 - Eric Pierce


DOWNEY — Five dogs were removed Monday after police investigated allegations of animal cruelty in Downey.

Officers responded to the 8100 block of Firestone Blvd. at about 9:30 am with animal control officers from the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority (SEAACA) after reviewing video on social media that appeared to show possible animal cruelty with an injured dog at the location.

Police located seven dogs on the property. Food and water was present but two of the dogs appeared to need medical attention for injuries and a medical issue, officials said.

No deceased dogs were found.

Animal control officers removed five of the dogs.

SEAACA is the lead agency handling the investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact animal control supervisor Richard Lyons at (562) 803-3301 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..