“Dog Killer” flyer believed to be hoax

A black and white flyer titled “Dog Killer Alert”  has stirred up concern among pet owners with news that at least five dogs in the Atwater, Los Feliz and Silver Lake area have been slaughtered since late February,  with several found in backyards with  notes warning about “nuisance barking and public excrement.”  But officials with Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles Animal Services  said it looks like the flyer, which has appeared  in Griffith Park and has been distributed by email and on  Reddit Los Angeles,  is a hoax.

“There is no indication that any pets in the [Northeast Area]  have been slaughtered, and there are no reports to substantiate anything of the sort,” said Patrica Sandoval, head of detectives with the Northeast Division. ” I would advise that this is simply a hoax.”

Brenda Barnette, head of Animal Services, said her department has not received any reports of dogs being slaughtered in the area.


  1. Looks like something an exPETA rogue agent would do…

  2. I view this as a direct threat to people who are perceived as not picking up after their dogs. To me this “Hoax” is nearly as scary as if it were true. It’s not just that the person who put these up should find something productive to do with their time. This person needs counseling immediately. Sad.

  3. Glendale Eastsider

    Thanks Eastsider for following up on this.

    This will put many of us at ease.

    Thank you.

    • Yes, thank goodness those of us who are dog “owners” yet have absolutely no control over our animal’s barking and toilet habits can now sleep comfortably at night.


      Again, I’d have zero problem if this flyer were true.

      • DJ pendejo box is capable of spinning his finger is his own bent box!
        worst dj we made the mistake of letting him dj our daughters quinceanera and had to ask him to leave after he tried to sell angel dust to our 17 yr old!

      • Ruh Rohhhhhh!!!!!

      • I book DJ’s for many Echo Park and DTLA Property hot spots. If you are in fact a DJ please know if I ever see your name for consideration you will be passed on, and I will share this info with my fellow colleagues at other properties. Simple email to every cultural director in DTLA & EP. BTW I’m a dog lover. Enjoy your ramen.

        • Yes, yes. Because my name is actually DJ Bento Box. It’s a family name. From when we left the old country.

          But now you’ve found me out. And I’ll never be able to DJ again.

          Oh noes.

  4. Oddly enough, I’d have zero problem with this if it were true.

  5. Obviously there is some disgruntled homeowner who is tired of cleaning the poop left by the dogs of bad owners from their lawns or listening to untrained dogs bark incessantly and thought they would take care of the matter by just scaring the poop out of everyone. Arf.

    • The LA city council passed an ordinance enforced through animal control that fines dog owners for nuisance barking.

  6. DJ Bento Box REALLY wants us to know he’s totally cool with people killing dogs.

  7. now you've gone too far

    I usually enjoy reading all the demented comments on the Eastsider, but DJ Bento Box’s post about getting head from a 17 year old is beyond inappropriate. This is a community space.

    • I see.

      Yet stating that I offered to sell Angel Dust to a 17 year old ISN’T appropriate?

      Since you’re clearly humorless and clueless, I’ll try to explain it to you. These are jokes. Or better yet in street vernacular, we’re “cracking” on one another. I think it’s pretty obvious to everyone (but you) that our little back and forth was nowhere near serious, since it’s still up and YOU were the only one without sense enough to realize that. I understand that in this milquetoast, PC world it’s probably your norm to get all up in arms against something (or anything probably) that doesn’t fit in to your little standard of decorum. But luckily, we live in the grandest country of all and we all get to have different ideas of both humor and decency.

      But in the interest of you better understanding the world outside of the four walls (padded?) you exist in, I can help you get an idea of different humors. Ok?

      We can start with “Yo Mama” jokes and gradually work you up to the more involved stuff.

      I know, I know. You’re welcome.

    • DJ PENDEJO, drop the roughneck profile and converse like a human being. Besides, since when did Pepsi-drinking mocosos like yourself become hip-to-the-skip?

      • English, please.

        • no fan of DJ Bento Box, but that statement was no better or worse than the scores of replies I have read on the Eastsider that are literally threats of physical violence (or calls for violence). I take solace in the fact that it is meaningless bravado.

      • “English, please”(?). That’s right. You haven’t even been here 20 years. You still don’t know the lingo and continue to be complimented(?) with impunity. You’re welcome . . . pendejo.

        • Procilio, your arguments are tired tired tired.

          What do you think being here longer gets you? NOTHING! You keep touting this as something that matters even a little bit.

          It’s analogous to gangs spraying MY wall as to say it’s THEIR territory! Is that not the dumbest? Well no, the dumbest is touting the I’ve been here longer… and therefore WHAT?! IT GETS YOU NOTHING!!!!! IT”S DUMB!!!! NOBODY CARES!!!!!!

        • “… NOBODY CARES!!!!!!” (lol) Apparently except for one special “SOME-ONNNE!!!!!” (lol). Anyway, on another thread Mr. DJ boasts that he’s been here “almost two decades” and disses me for being part of the newcomer “problem”. On this thread, Clueless barges in completely out of context and throws a hissy-fit over the opposite reason. I’ll leave it to Mr. DJ and Clueless to sort it all out … (this has been an entertaining thread).

  8. Best Eastsider thread EVER!

    Wonderfully entertaining!

    I laughed! I cried! I laughed ’til I cried.

  9. I didn’t even know people used angel dust anymore. PCP – it’s so 1983.

  10. Dear DJ Bento Box,
    My 4 hottest girlfriends and I, want to have your babies. But there’s a catch… you have to get all of us pregnant at the same time. We’ve made this easier for you because our cycles are synchronized (must be all the sleep-overs). You Rule.
    Sgt. at Arms
    Fox Force Five

  11. Gonna need this comment thread read at the next UNMODERATED event. Didn’t make it to the last one but saw the video and I will be there drunk as hell.

  12. It’s like our own little house of jesters.

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