Man Found Mauled to Death in Backyard Kennel

Compton, California – A California man was found dead in his backyard after a suspected attack by his own pit bulls. The 35-year-old, who was believed to be a pit bull breeder, was discovered in a kennel early Friday morning. Authorities responded to a 911 call reporting the incident and found the man’s body in one of several kennels in the backyard. The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control now has custody of the 13 pit bulls found on the property.

Video footage from cameras around the property suggested that the attack occurred on Thursday evening. Lt. Michael Gomez from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau stated that an altercation between the pit bulls during feeding time likely led to the fatal attack on the man. The victim’s identity has not been released.

The investigation is still ongoing, with authorities aiming to gather more details about the incident and its circumstances. The Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control expressed their condolences to the victim’s family and friends and reiterated their commitment to conducting a thorough investigation.

This incident serves as a reminder of the potential risks associated with owning and breeding pit bulls and other powerful dog breeds. Responsible ownership, proper training, and awareness of potential triggers for aggression are crucial in minimizing the risk of such tragedies. Authorities are urging anyone with information about the incident to come forward and assist with the investigation.

As the investigation continues, updates will be provided regarding the circumstances surrounding the attack. Pit bull attacks serve as a poignant reminder of the importance of responsible pet ownership and the need for regulations to ensure public safety and animal welfare.