November 10, 2022
Thank you for your interest in the circumstances around the recent removal of animals from Southern California Cat Adoption Tails (SCCAT). Incorrect or misinformed statements have been circulated in response, and this response is provided to clarify this situation.
The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) removed 195 cats and 43 dogs from SCCAT on October 26, 2022, pursuant to a search warrant. These animals exceeded the 115 cat and 30 dog limits allowed by SCCAT’s animal facility license. Very few of these animals were kittens or puppies. These animals were living in unsanitary conditions and many needed immediate medical care.