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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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jack taylor

these individuals deserve life in prison

jack taylor

these individuals deserve life in prison

Jerry Cesar

ANIMAL ABUSERS: The problem in American Society is the Geometric progression of low-info, single digit IQ ignoramuses who are multiplying out of all proportion and taking over all American cities with the cooperation of an intimidated media who will support them even if it means their own extinction. I WANT MANDATORY 20 YEAR PRISON sentences for all Dog Fighting criminal scum. These people are the scum of the earth. I want every person who knows about these Dog Fighting gangs to report them to the police. Hopefully they all read the newspapers and hopefully they all can all read.

WR

Jerry, I agree with you !

Paul D

Once again, the scum (and that's being kind) will get off easy. Until their are heavy penalties and REQUIRED MINIMUM jail time, this will go on. The law needs teeth. I wish I had more means to help. God bless these poor animals. I already have 6 rescues> I wish I could take more.

David A. Hereaux

Can you say felony? Hangem high.

Paula

GREAT WORK, GOD BLESS YOU ALL ! BUT...I JUST CAN'T UNDERSTAND OR ACCEPT WHY THESE INVESTIGATIONS TAKE SOOOOOOOOOO LONG... IN A FULL YEAR HUNDREDS OF ANIMALS ARE STILL BEING CRUELLY TREATED OR KILLED! ONCE YOU'VE GOT GRAPHIC PROOF OF THE CRIMINAL ACTIVITY GO AND GET THEM !!!!!!!!!

Marilyn Mesler

Way to go ASPCA and Police, put those demons away for life, they don't deserve to live after what they did.

Amanda Donsignore

Thank you!!! Well done. Thanks for saving the poor doggies!!

Deborah Walsh

Thanks to the ASPCA for all your hard work in the efforts against these criminals. Let us pray these poor dogs can be rehabilitated and find loving homes....

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