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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 ASPCA.org/blog 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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MICKIE ROSE

THANKS TO ALL THE AWESOME FOLKS INVOLVED IN TAKING DOWN THESE HORRIBLE AWFUL PEOPLE AND RESCUING THESE SWEET INNOCENT DOGS THAT I HOPE GET THE ATTENTION AND MEDICAL HELP THEY DESERVE. BLESS THESE SWEET BABIES!! AND I HOPE THE AHOLES INVOLVED GET THE GREATEST PUNISHMENT POSSIBLE!!

Becky

Actually the Humane Society has the ability to work and retrain these dogs. They are always there with the ASPCA helping to save these animals and they do take many of the ones who need retraining. Many are saved-stop putting out your false statements -
what would you rather be done-the animals left there to fight and be injured an die?/

Yvonne

A lot of large dogs are missing from Southern Illinois. Wondering if they were used as bait dogs at this place in Wisconsin.

Gail Rivell

I hope that the courts see that these people deserve a very stiff jail sentence and fines. Thank you for all your hard work and putting an end to this operation. Perhaps these dogs still have a chance of a good life.

Martha Kocher

When you can tell me that you rehabilitate I'll donate more. I already donate monthly.

darlene

one of the reasons why I give monthly to the ASPCA!!

B

Now to actually punish the ba$tard$ that fight these dogs. Hope the judge(s) do the right thing (for the dogs) - for a change. Would that be asking too much or take a miracle?

Elda

I see it says you have been assisting local authorities with this investigation for a year!!! Why did it take so long the poor dogs who knows how many didn't make it. so so sad breaks my heart every time i hear these. Thanks for helping.

Erica

Sounds like a job that MADACC would actually have jurisdiction over, not the ASPCA. Hmmm.... makes me wonder if the ASPCA isn't just trying to take all of the credit for another agency's hard work...

Irene

God Bless you all for what you do for all animals. I thank God that you were able to save these beaufitul dogs. Now lets put these jerks in prison.

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