21 Dogs Rescued From Suspected Dogfighting Ring In Detroit

WWJ News
February 04, 2020 - 4:17 pm
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(Photo credit: Michigan Humane Society)

DETROIT (WWJ) - Seventeen adult dogs and four puppies have been rescued from a life of fear and pain in Detroit. 

The Michigan Humane Society says it teamed up with along with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Detroit police to bust a put a stop to a dogfighting ring on Abington Ave., north of Ford Rd. and east of the Southfield Freeway. 

MHS says investigators executed a search warrant and found a total of 21 dogs at the home. The teams also allegedly discovered paraphernalia consistent with dogfighting. 

One person — the alleged ringleader of the opperation — was arrested at the time of the Tuesday morning bust, according to reports.

The name of the person in custody has not been released, with expected felony animal cruelty charges pending. The condition of the dogs is also unknown as this time, as is whether or not they may be suitable for adoption at any point. 

The investigation is ongoing according to Andy Seltz, VP of Field Services at MHS.

WWJ Newsradio 950 has a call out to Detroit police for more information.