Incident Summary:

09/00/2005: Members of the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) claimed responsibility for ignited smoke grenades in the lobby of the residence of Guerdon Stuckey, the Animal Services General Manager in Los Angeles, California in the United States. There were no injuries, and the extent of property damage is unknown, if any. The Animal Defense League and other groups had been appealing for months to the mayor to oust Stuckey from office and go ahead with a no-kill policy at city animal shelters, but they were not seeing desired results.



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Los Angeles

Location Details:
at residence of Guerdon Stuckey, the Animal Services General Manager

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Animal Services Department
Specific Description Guerdon Stuckey, Animal Services Director
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Weapon Details
smoke bomb
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Animal Liberation Front (ALF) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Rick Orlov, "At-Home Security OK'D For Workers," The Daily News of Los Angeles, October 20, 2005.
"News briefs from California," Associated Press, October 22, 2005.
David Zahniser, "Fired animal services exec challenges termination," Copley News Service, December 21, 2005.