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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Camel escapes in Palmdale, California, Cody Smith, A-List Animals - Mary Cummins, Animal Advocates


Camel escapes in Palmdale, California, Cody Smith, A-List Animals - Mary Cummins, Animal Advocates

Escaped camel with Los Angeles County Sheriff, Acton, Palmdale, California, East Soledad Pass Road
UPDATE: 02/20/14: I happened to be in Lancaster and thought I'd stop by A-List Animals to knock on the door to see if he was there. It's legal to walk up a driveway to knock on someone's front door. I saw four boar with half a bucket of dirty green water with no food or shelter. I saw two ostrich with half a bucket of dirty green water with no food and a shelter which had collapsed. I saw a trailer full of sheep and goats with no food or water visible. At least the trailer is open near the top for ventilation. Goats were kicking, butting the door and poking their legs out trying to escape.

I didn't make it to the front door because animal control showed up. I told them I was there to knock on the door to try to find Cody. Seems no one can find him. They said they'd take a look around to make sure the animals were okay. I told them about the goats and sheep in the trailer. The sheep used to be in pens which are now empty. I think someone was going to move the sheep and goats.

Legally when they are investigating animal cases they don't give food and water until they confiscate the animals. They can't disturb evidence of no food or water until after the animals are in their possession. I took a few pics of the exterior area which is in public view.

A-List Animals Cody Smith escaped camel, Palmdale, California

A-List Animals Cody Smith Palmdale, California escaped camel

A-List Animals, Cody Smith, escaped camel, Palmdale, California

UPDATE 02/18/14: Camel's name is "Wally." We may start looking for homes to have at the ready in case Cody does not take his animals. Two camels, two zebra, buffalo, sheep, horses, chickens, ostrich. Camel might bite if spooked. Neighbor says he's fine when he's not frightened. Need a USDA and County permit.

UPDATE 02/16/14: Here is link to video of Steve Brefka who was attacked.
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/02/15/palmdale-man-71-lucky-to-be-alive-following-nasty-camel-attack/

Yesterday a camel (pictured above) escaped it's enclosure and walked around an agricultural area in Palmdale, California. The neighbor across the street Steven J Brefka was supposedly bitten while trying to corral the camel. The owner of the camel seems to have fled the property.

Steven J Brefka and his daughter Skylar Dossenbach own the home at 349 E. Soledad Pass Road, Palmdale, California. The land is Los Angeles County agriculture zone. Farm animals are allowed besides llamas and alpacas. I got the amendment to zoning to add llamas, alpacas and wildlife rehabilitation in 2004.

I see a USDA permit but it was cancelled. I'll try to confirm. It's in the name of Cody and Diane Smith, Diana's Animal Farm, Animals For You. Permit numbers 93-C-0952 and 93-C-0576.

Camel is owned by Cody Smith of A-List Animals at 624 East Soledad Pass Road, Piru, California. It's four acres with a one bedroom, one bath house.

They said the camel was charging cars. I think the camel, like most animals, thought the cars were predators. He was frightened and charged them to keep them away. When the elderly man tried to corral him the camel was probably already very frightened from being out of his enclosure next to the cars. The woman Skylar did the right thing.

http://www.alistanimals.com/

Information packet about him.
http://www.alistanimals.com/A-ListAnimalsInfoPackSm.pdf

Here is his imdb page
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0807753/filmotype
and his mother's Diana
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0807955/

I emailed asking for a comment but received no reply yet.

Looks like they were cited by USDA for not having a USDA permit from 2009 to 2011. Then they applied for a permit but it was cancelled for some reason.

Cody Smith A-List Animals Diana Smith California USDA permit violation camel escape
Looks like he was written up for not having good enough shelter for his camels.

Cody Smith A-List Animals USDA permit violation camel 

Cody Smith camel zebra USDA permit inventory

Cody Smith, Diana Smith, A-List Animals, Diana's Animal Farm, Animals for You, USDA permit cancelled


Below is map to the property where the camel lived at 624 East Soledad Pass Road, Piru, California. It was captured at 349 East Soledad Pass Road, Palmdale, California down the street.


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