…………RAID, SEIZURE, FORFEITURE….RAID, SEIZURE, FORFEITURE====> A RACKET!  Check this out………attempted murder (of human)–7 years jail. But what term does dogfighting in Alabama bring?

102 years, if we look at the conviction in 2007, where EACH dog warranted 7 years apiece for the defendant. AND no doubt, HSUS had zillions of people call the District Attorney, whom they worked closely with. Like they do in all of the cases where they seize dogs, to URGE the 7 years per dog 

SO……you think the groups like H$U$ aren’t all about raiding and seizing, using local officers to break down your door and seize your stuff?  Then look at this Search Warrant from Orange County, California.  Approximately 9,683 views of this post so far,  indicate this is a valid concern for all owners.  This is the type of stuff that should not be happening, yet it is. And there is the Bassett dog night time raid back East, based on “barking” allegations, where owner allegedly gave up dogs that she didn’t own—???  We don’t have the full story but anytime a “night” raid is used just for “barking” issues, you can be sure a group like HSUS was involved somewhere.

URGENT UPDATE:  August  2009

Make sure to see 2nd paragraph, re AB243 and the forfeiture proposed provisions!!!!!

This has the hallmark of H$U$ written ALL OVER it. Owners forced to pay over $11,000 just to get the show dogs returned.  Talk about a bunch of crap?!  That is the way these animal control agencies garner money. Even if there is no conviction, but owner takes a plea because they need the money to bail out the fees and costs levied by animal control…….if acquitted on  charges under the law,  H$U$ is pushing proposed law that the government can STILL find you unsuitable to OWN, CARE FOR, OR BE AROUND animals, and find that you should NOT have any animals at all.   That means, if you are exonerated from the charges against you, it makes no DIFFERENCE because you can lose all the animals if they want to take them via forfeiture; and they can denounce you as unfit to own or care for animals. 

 That is AB243 before the California legislature right NOW (August 2009)   

There is also a provision in proposed bill that would force additional like provisions (as above) to animals seized pursuant to a search warrant; even if the impound/kenneling fees were paid, the prosecuting attorney can file a petition SEEKING FORFEITURE OF ANY ANIMALS!

Further, if a conviction arose, and owner was enjoined from owning animals and was caught with an animal, it would be yet another separate criminal charge against the person.  As expected, this proposed bill may greatly affect ANYONE WHO WORKS WITH ANIMALS FOR A LIVELIHOOD (cattle, sheep, horses,etc) except as exempted by current law under PC597, and therefore, ONE single charge against ANYONE who works with animals affected, COULD RESULT IN FORFEITURE OF EVERY SINGLE ANIMAL OWNED, OR POSSIBLY EVEN IN THE CUSTODY OF SAME PERSON.  

It most clearly authorized forceable entry just on a MISDEMEANOR allegation of not having a “proper” kennel or pet shop license.  Absolutely no animal cruelty was involved. No fighting charges were alleged. No selling for fighting was alleged.  No transporting for fighting, or abuse, or any of that.  Read it for yourself.



IN CASE you cannot see the wording for the property to be SEIZED:

“Any and all electronics consisting of video cameras, digital cameras, cell phones, computers, laptop computers, and hard drives. Any and all software consisting of disks, floppy disks, compact disks, memory cards, and flash drives.  Any and all documentation pertaining to veterinary records, ledgers, registry papers, show records and photos. Any and all pitbull dogs on the property used for the pupose of illegal dog breeding and kenneling.”

What the hell is illegal dog breeding and kenneling?  It can’t be for “fighting” because that would be a felony.  So it’s a misdemeanor if you don’t have a license to sell a dog, even if you aren’t selling a dog? 

Folks, this case is just ONE example of what happens to dog owners when H$U$ wants to stop both bully dogs from being owned, and dog kennels from being owned—- this owner was purposely being made into a scapegoat example.

  This owner wasn’t selling dogs, he exhibited them in shows and has plenty of titles.  Yet this owner was told by AC that if he were to enter the animal control building, he would be arrested for trespassing and he was warned not to enter the building!  And that’s after his dogs were seized!  

It was related to us that the AC and police descended upon the property, with approximately 10 officers total, in order to search the premises.  The owner was at work but came home to witness the nightmare that unfolded. Allegedly a gun was even pointed at a 7yr old child in the home.

SO— if you own a dog or several dogs—and you think AC or the police don’t pick on dog owners, beware.  H$U$ has helped to screw over countless animal owners, ignore due process, and pushed media attention  to get people to think that every pitbull or bully dog must be used or sold for illegal reasons, and that if you own several of them, it must mean you are guilty of  ‘something’, and your door needs to be broken down so your place can be searched and plundered.

P7090006TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW THAT OWNS A PET OR ANIMAL…..SPREAD THE WORD—H$U$ HELPS  PROMOTE THIS TYPE OF CONDUCT,  TO PUSH H$U$ anti-pet legislation.  By using innocent animals that have done nothing, by targeting owners that have done nothing,  these animal rights groups are attempting to over-regulate our lives !!

And let’s not forget—H$U$ has hired MICHAEL VICK, who actually went to prison for dogfighting—to be an H$U$ spokesperson—-for H$U$ !!!!

Please post and forward this to everyone you know and ask your friends to pass it forward to everyone they know!!!!!   We need this to be shown far and wide—pet owners who know of similar incidents are urged to contact Petdefense ASAP.  *~* Petdefense will be sending attorney to voice opposition against this bill and AB1122, which criminalizes the legal act of selling an animal, but a rescue can do the exact same thing, and it would be “legal.”~*~



  2. Sad when:
    1. you have an unelected person bribing with AR $$ our legislators to make laws against us!
    2. the SPCA are running around with guns!
    3. people in CA are uneducated about things – and believe H$U$!!!!

    H$U$ is right up there with global warming as a huge scam being perpetrated on the trusting public!!!

  3. O my God, What country do we live in. This is not right. What can we do to stop this from going on?

  4. did the ac really do this. and why would anyone hire mr vick to have anything to do with dogs? i though he was a bad criminal.

  5. I’d like to say that I’m shocked… but I’m not. Nothing the HSUS does surprises me anymore. But shame on the magistrate who signed this paper.

  6. It is sad and unfortunate that the public is truly oblivious to both HSUS and PETA. Both are out to abolish domestication of both dogs and cats. Take away our passions and livelihood with owning, showing and breeding animals. We NEED to educate the public and get everyone on the right side!!! We must stand strong and stand together to beat this horrible act they bestow upon us.

  7. You people will believe anything. Im sure there is more to this story and the warrent then you’re being told. its the media, come on people.! you cant believe everything you are told. A judge is not going to give a warrent out for nothing. Im a paralegal and my husband is a police officer. you people are stupid if you believe everything you read and are told.

  8. This is fascism. This is anti-democratic. I hope this person has hired a good attorney because he is going to need one. Otherwise, the AC will be “selling” his dogs, oh…adopting them out for a fee!
    This kind of fascist activity is designed to scare everyone and put dog owners “in their place” as bad people! Unbelievable! How could anyone in an official capacity sign such a warrant! FASCIST.

  9. Unreal. The government has all of us by the ass, and now more B.S. from an organization who supposed itself as ANIMAL FRIENDLY????????????? This has gone way too far. Another government tentacle hiding like cowards behind innocence. This is totally obscene. Going to contact my lawyer and change a few documents ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. p.s. I used to live in Orange County, CA. and this just figures. Typical of CA. anyway. I know they better never darken my door step!!!!!!!!!!

  11. “A judge is not going to give a warrant out for nothing.” They should not. but in this case if the affidavit is incorrect, then what? You get a warrant.

  12. I can say for a fact that warrants are issued based on lies. I have been a victim of such an act. My animals were not taken from me, but there was a warrant and the police showed up with bullet proof vests, my daughter was only 18 days old and I was recovering from major surgery. The charges ended up being dropped. So again, basically the judge gave out a warrant for nothing.

  13. Michelle get real… bogus warrants are issued every day. People LIE to judges all the time to get warrants that have no basis in fact.

  14. I quess i was mislead on a lot of things when i went to War.. i was lead to believe i was fighting for peoples rights that was to include the right to have 1 or more friends of YOUR choice fur bearing or other wise.So lets start our own WAR and get our rights to have and care for our friends, if they tried to take shiloh my wolfdog im afraid what the outcome would be, not pretty i promise.

  15. SB250 criminalizes dog ownership, itself. If it passes, they will be able to break down your door if they suspect you have one dog on your premises.

    HSUS and PETA kill dogs. They don’t rescue them. After they confiscate them, they slaughter them.

  16. Well I was planning on coming out to CA for the Eukanuba show because the Gordon Setter National will be held in conjunction with that this year BUT…I will not support a state with my hard earned money that is using Gestapo tactics-America-Land of the Free-Maybe not any longer…..

  17. I seriously hope the own.. Assaulted victim presses charges for abuse of authority. I think if he has a good lawyer, he can show the pattern that led to the abuse. Let those who abuse the system feel it’s wrath. I can only imagine how police and AC would react to be awakened at 3 AM looking down the barrel of assult rifles while snug in their beds.

  18. We agree. We are working on helping, he already has private counsel, but counsel does not have that much experience with the AR intent. We are aiming to set that straight.

  19. One of the things we found out with unwarranted confiscation cases in general is that most attorneys simply do not believe that the authorities are doing these horrible things. They also do not have any grasp of the agenda of the HSUS and PETA and the animal rights oriented local authorities. So, providing information is critical. Sometimes the person whose animals are confiscated also has no clue about the animal rights agenda.

  20. I just recently had 11 dogs seized by the Ontario SPCA. Fortunately I was able to get them all back but it cost me thousands of dollars. I was not at home at the time and my neighbor reported to me that they were extremely rough with the dogs.He had pictures too support that claim.

  21. Remember that those who are animal rights activist believe that animals have the same rights as humans. There is no difference.
    Consequently they do not believe that animals should be owned, enjoyed, worn or eaten. This is what HSUS is – and animal rights conglomerate. They would like you to believe that they are animal welfare. Animal Welfarest belive that humans are above animals but 99.8 percent of dog owners believe in animal welfare and animals freed from distress and are important part of their family or hobby/family.
    Salaries, lobbying and advertising are the main expenditures of HSUS. It is HSUS who have proposed to our unsuspecting and sometimes animal rights government officials laws that allow people to enter homes with warrant or in some areas warant less search and seizure to confiscate animals. These animals are then taken to a shelter where they are sold. So are they the new pet shops of tomorrow. It is not about large kennels, but if you own a dog or multiple dogs, be aware. Interesting thing, in some areas there is no recourse in court either, sounds unconstitutional doesn’t it? In California you can appear before a board which is over 76 percent animal rights radicals. Think that is fair. You can thank HSUS for these laws! Not your friendly puppy dog lover or caretaker, but more a feces covered urine soaked conglomerate who has never had the warm touch of a human it appears? Sound familiar?
    That is just the way HSUS gets those donations!
    Please do not donate to HSUS less than 7 percent of the donations actually go to help any animal.

  22. California is one of the least “free” states in our great nation. New York is no.2. If you want more individual rights and freedoms, the best state to live is New Hampshire. As their licence plates shout “Live Free or Die!” These govt. organizations are just going to get worse if we keep liberals at the helm of our government. Believe me, socialism is not the way to keep people motivated and socially aware. Keep fighting the good fight. This is still a great nation. LIVE FREE OR DIE!

  23. H$U$ is NOT a government organization. It is a radical activist organization, a private non-profit (and lets work hard to get them, as well as PeTA audited – not only their financial status, but their mission statement and purpose), but trying to explain this to the average animal lover is like trying to empty the ocean with a teacup.
    Most states are passing laws on a twice yearly basis which are limiting our dietary access to meat, dairy and poultry by over regulating food production in the name of animal welfare, not to mention the animal control laws. States which have no veal production at all, for instance, can easily be induced to pass laws protecting the poor calves. Those laws will almost certainly prevent anyone ever being able to raise veal (or pork, or dairy or whatever is involved) when meat factories are finally squeezed out – because not only meat factories but also family farmers won’t be able to afford to raise those animals. Did you say you liked eggs for breakfast?
    H$U$ has a whole platoon of attorneys on it’s payroll. Are they needed to protect the welfare of animals?
    To Michelle upthread, who is sure the authorities would never do anything like this: They are doing it on a daily basis. If an AR group fingers an animal lover, the judge will sign almost any kind of order they want, and most attorneys will work with what the law says, not with the individual’s rights.
    Think your laws are reasonable? Go and look up for yourself your county and city ordinances. Read the full text of them. Those ordinances and statutes can be changed very easily, and that’s where H$U$ has begun their campaign, really. All they have to do is get one AR zealot on the commission. That zealot will cram a new ordinance down the community’s throat in a New York minute, on the grounds that there is an animal abuser around every corner, and the animals have to be protected. Then the entire county or city is stuck with that law, and believe me, they are much harder to get rid of than to get passed. Go and read your local laws. You will almost surely be shocked out of your socks. Unfortunately Councilmen and Commissioners, not to mention your state and federal representatives don’t seem to bother to read the actual text of the laws they vote in. If their handlers want them, and they have a nice catchy name (‘Healthy Pets’ [California], ‘H.E.A.R.T’ [Albuquerque) that’s enough for them. And for the voters as a rule. Read the full text of the laws they want to pass!
    They aren’t being enforced? Maybe not. They are overwhelmingly underfunded and complaint driven. But they are there, and if the authorities show up on your doorstep one day and tell you your facilities are inadequate and they are taking your pets – they don’t take just one, they take them all as a rule – the attorneys will tell you they have to work with the law. And you’d better have a bucketful of money unless you plan to go to court and plead guilty to something.
    Even if you win, you probably won’t get your animals back – you will be charged for every day they’ve been in the local facility. How much board can you afford for a few dogs and cats? A couple of horses maybe? Think you’ll get into court within the week? No? Maybe sometime this year?
    Good luck with that. I’ve known people on both sides of the fence. If they go after you, you need to be both rich and savvy.

  24. My 11 briards were seized back in June and not only did I have to pay daily board at outrageous cost,I had to pay for ‘grooming’ of my dogs and vet fees that happened as a result of injuries sustained during the seizure. My dogs did not go voluntarily! They resisted with everything in them. I was not home at the time so I could not prevent this. I did get them back to the tune of $8000.00!

  25. Contact petdefense personally here (we won’t print it) if you think you have a lawsuit. If it’s not too late.

  26. “H$U$ is NOT a government organization”.

    You know Lynn they present themselves as one on T.V and in the newspaper. Seems they jump in front of cameras every chance they get or when they see a microphone. Newspaper reporters never question any information they are fed by these folks. And THEY are suppose to be sharp.

    H$U$ act on their own authority. They aren’t elected or appointed but seem to be on peoples property when raids go down handling animals right along with the proper authorities.

    Wonder if you or I were to walk up on/in peoples homes and snatch their animals if the police would back us?

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