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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I cannot understand why does it take one year to bust them, many dogs are suffering and being killed.

Sharon in Bel A...

I am so thankful for the work the ASPCA is doing. I would love to be involved. I have so much more compassion for these innocent animals than I ever will a human. I wish I had a farm, I'd have a lot of them. Just look at their eyes. Tells the whole story.

Barbara Jantzen

I applaude the ASPCA and Humane Society for their commitment and dedication to eradicating all forms of Animal Cruelty! This was another successful rescue in behalf of these wonderful dogs!!


God bless all of you. You are very special people to help these poor innocent babies. They really are just like people - all they want is to be loved. If they have someone to love them, everything else will be taken care of for them. I donate when I can & wish that I could do so much more!!!


I don't get why it takes over a year to stop this. I know all about the investigative process, but once there is proof of a dog fighting ring, there are witnesses to it, why is it not shut down at once. How many dogs died in a year - 10 a day?

Carey Winicki

I Just love you guys, this is why i give monthly to you! Thank you so much for all you do for these precious animals.


This is why I am so invested in what your organization does. To speak for those that don't have a voice. What a noble cause. Through education of our young people on how humans should treat our furry four legged friends to rescue operations such as these, to rehabilitation. All they want is to be cared and loved for, not used for monetary gain or a form of entertainment.
So thankful to you and all of your hard work. For those that subject these animals to any torture...well you may want to research the word KARMA


I applaud the work of the Milwaukee Police Department and related agencies; but, why does it take a year to take action. How many animals were killed, injured in that amount of time?


Bless all the Animal Organizations that are looking out for
these beautiful animals.

May the owners of these dogs get additional justice in prison.
There are many animal lovers in prison.

Jan Schroeder

Where was this and who was it that had the dog fights?