Dog Breeder In California Savagely Mauled To Death By His Dogs

A California dog breeder met an untimely demise when his dogs mauled him to death and left a bloodbath in his backyard where his girlfriend would discover his disfigured body. The horrific discovery—the stuff of horror films—has since generated internet debate since many people show very little sympathy for the man.

(The Compton Fire Department and Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene of a horrific dog attack after a California dog breeder was mauled to death in his backyard. (Photo Credit: Screenshot)

An unnamed 35-year-old California dog breeder was brutally mauled to death by the very dogs he cared for in his own backyard, only to have his mutilated body discovered by his unsuspecting girlfriend. The deceased man was discovered lying in a kennel area on Friday morning. The upsetting scene, which The Blaze has described as a “backyard bloodbath,” caused the woman to call 911; yet, nothing could have prepared officials for the horror they were about to encounter.

Arriving at the scene of the horrific discovery at roughly 7 a.m. on the 900 block of North Thorson Avenue in Compton, California, the Compton Fire Department along with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department answered the call from the significant other of the victim. Authorities arrived at the scene and discovered the backyard of the Compton house bursting with pit bulls, which had already claimed one man.

(Authorities arrived at the scene, where they found the backyard teeming with pit bulls after a California dog breeder was mauled to death. (Photo Credit: Screenshot)

The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) reports that authorities gently rounded up 13 pit bulls. Of the 13 dogs, five were adults and eight were puppies between the ages of four and six months. Animal control concluded the dead man had been involved in breeding and sales of the dogs.

“Preliminary information suggests that the deceased individual was involved in breeding and selling pit bulls,” animal control officials said in a statement.


First responders moved quickly to gather the dogs into a nearby yard so they could reach the victim, LA County officials reported in a press release. Still, it wasn’t simple. Authorities reportedly had to search the victim’s roof, a neighbor’s yard, and an alley to corral the dogs, L.A. County’s DACC said.

(Aerial footage captured a woman carefully scaling a fence in an attempt to exit the backyard, where a California dog breeder had been mauled to death. (Photo Credit: Screenshot)

Not wanting to be the next victim for the dogs, aerial video caught a woman gingerly climbing a fence in an effort to flee the backyard. A helicopter video shown by KTLA shows her climbing out of the yard of the house where the man was fatally mauled as the agitated dogs ran free and attacked each other with the aid of firefighters.


Surveillance cameras had footage of the fatal mauling, as the terrible incident was under investigation. Unbelievably, the dog attack happened the evening before the body was found, on Thursday between 7:30 and 8 p.m. The man was tending to his dogs.

“He was feeding the dogs, at which point maybe there was an altercation between some of the dogs, and [they] ultimately attacked and mauled the victim,” Michael Gomez with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau explained.

(DACC took custody of 13 pit bulls after a California dog breeder was mauled to death. (Photo Credit: Screenshot)

Working with authorities, the father of the dead dog owner “consented to signing over the dogs,” and it was said that animal control agents seized the dogs and would decide whether any of the fatal pit bulls needed to be euthanized. DACC Director Marcia Mayeda, in the meantime, promised to guarantee the safety and well-being of the community as well as the animals involved, offering sympathy to the victim’s family and friends.

“Our deepest sympathies are extended to the family and friends of the victim,” DACC Director Marcia Mayeda said. “We are committed to conducting a thorough investigation to determine the facts and ensure the safety and well-being of both the community and the animals involved.”

An animal welfare worker who responded to the scene said he hoped the tragedy would also serve as a lesson and raise awareness about the potential dangers that come with pit bull ownership.

“It sucks that it brings awareness from a death,” Damian Wesley with the Compton Animal Rescue told KTLA. “I hope that awareness is spread… that people need to take great care of their dogs. People need to understand that these dogs can kill somebody and hurt people.”

Many people showed very little sympathy for the man who lost his life to dogs as news items attracted the attention of social media users. Rather, the general agreement seemed to be that, by choosing to produce pit dogs, he received what was due. Many actually expressed relief, grateful that it was the breeder paying the cost instead of an elderly person or neighborhood child.

“He was held accountable by the dogs,” one YouTube user commented while another asked, “Why is he breeding dogs in a family oriented neighborhood?”
“I can’t muster up any sympathy here,” another admitted, adding, “Maybe it’s all the trouble I’ve experienced from an irresponsible and careless neighbor that let his pit bulls reign terror in my neighborhood.”
“Imagine living next door to this guy,” another wrote as yet another echoed similar sentiments, commenting, “Neighbors are now happy living in peace.” [Source: YouTube comments]

People have such a seemingly cold response to a breeder being killed by his aggressive and violent dogs given negative and absolutely horrifying events involving pit bulls dominating the news. < Before we take into account the possibility that some bully breeds have no business being family pets, how many have to die? At least, let alone breed them, should there not be some limitations regarding who may own such animals? Ask yourself before you make decisions whether you would want five adult pit dogs housed by your neighbor. Usually all for freedom, I am with the social media users on this one; I wouldn’t want this in my neighborhood either.

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