Breaking News: Dog Fighting Bust in Wisconsin

Thursday, April 3, 2014 - 4:45pm
Breaking News: Dog Fighting Bust in Wisconsin

The ASPCA is currently on the ground assisting the Milwaukee Police Department and the District Attorney of Milwaukee County with a multi-site dog fighting raid in the City of Milwaukee. Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission is transporting, sheltering and caring for the dogs.

Today, eight search warrants were executed at eight crime scenes, where 23 suspected fighting dogs were seized. Investigators also discovered blood on basement walls as well as other evidence of dog fighting, including treadmills, wound treatment supplies and muscle building supplements.

Experts from the ASPCA Field Investigations & Response (FIR) team are on hand to assist with evidence collection and documentation. The ASPCA has been assisting local authorities with this dog fighting investigation for nearly a year.

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Dog fighting is a felony in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The ASPCA is committed to eradicating the blood sport. We have designated April 8 as the first National Dog Fighting Awareness Day to advance the conversation about dog fighting, and to encourage animal lovers across the country to take action against this brutal form of cruelty.

Please join the movement and take a stand. And stay tuned to for more information about this developing case.

Pictured above is one of hundreds of dogs rescued from a previous federal dog fighting bust across the Southern U.S. in August 2013. 

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Thank you for staying on these cases. Despicable human beings that do these crimes to dogs.

Sheila Lewis

Save the dogs and PROSECUTE the thugs. It is time to end this cruel exploitation of innocent animals. Let the scumbags who do this fight each other for money. See how long they would last with a tractor chain around their necks in subzero weather in a barrel. I despise all who participate; that includes betting on and supplying the dogs.

Lisa Lee

You got to LOVE the ASPCA!!!!!!!!!! WAY TO GO!!!!


Thank God for the ASPCA and other organizations who do the same type work. I hope they are able to save all the dogs rescued from the bust. They deserve to find out how good life can be.


I say if your into animal cruelty, then when your caught you should be on the hook for vet bills, fines ,jail time. Plus the cost of the mess they caused. So on the other hand, your supporting the fight against animal cruelty.



Elizabeth C. Rickman

Why does it take you so long ?
Animals will have suffered and died while you drag it out. !


l engler

What is wrong with the "people" that do this dog fighting? Yes, we need better penalizing, but really, why would our people NEVER do such a thing, yet these strange beings think nothing of hurting dogs and cats and horses, our companion animals? Why? What is missing in their brains? Is their prefrontal cortex broken?


Glad this big bust here in Milwaukee is getting coverage from you! Keep it up!

Lisa Nestor

Thank you! I can not believe these sick individuals who want to fight dogs and abuse them even more with supplements and drugs. The only fight that needs to happen here is for these animals freedom and the jailing and fining of these sick people.