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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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Esther

It is just heart breaking and disturbing to know that dogs are pitted against each other until one dies. The people involved should be brought to justice as soon as possible. These animals deserve a life long lived with compassion and love. Dogs are loyal animals. I pray the people that did this to them gets prosecuted to the fullest extent. They also need to change the laws for animals and make the sentence stiffer. Why cannot they take the pictures and all the evidence and start training the dogs for a better life? Why cannot they be adopted. It does not take 2 years to rehabilitate the animals involved. Please reconsider killing the animals it is not their fault people hurt them. Please find them homes with lots of love and compassion.

rbyslprs

They should also arrest the people who attend this disgusting event! As for holding the dogs as evidence.....that's stupid.....take pictures of the dogs then they can start their road to recovery and hopefully find their forever homes!

Allen Andrew Jones

Hey ASPCA, do more with my financial support and get that law changed that DAWN mentioned below.

Theresa Shirey

How can one even add comments to the cruelty and criminal aspects of this so-called "sport". We need to end forever this inhumane practice and go from just a "slap on the wrist" to prosecution to the fullest extent of the law. Stronger laws need to be passed to forever end this cruelty. Whoever is responsible for doing this to these innocent animals, in my opinion, should be hung out to dry.

Roxi

Why don't you show the pictures of the people who set up these dog fighting places? Let's seek public shame for these scum.

Ron Skrzysowski

If you need any help with PUNISHMENT for these barbarians, send them HERE!!

Quinten

Why am I still reading about these despicable stories of dog fighting at the hands of sick disturbed sewer organisms? Where are the lawmakers & where are the laws that protect these wonderful & innocent creatures & would make it so miserable for these criminals that they would not dare risk the harshest penalties possible? In my opinion this could be wiped out if the deterrent was something that actually had a bite!!

Bobby D

THX

Jack Dillon

People are the cruelest living beings on the planet....Doing this to defenseless dogs is disgusting..More disgusting are the people who do this to them and those who watch...I don't see how they sleep at night...

Barb

I cannot believe anyone could think animal fighting is a sport. I can't and will not forgive and forget Micheal Vick for what he did. What the hell is wrong with these so called people. God bless the animals.

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