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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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Lydia

So glad ASPCA has rescued these poor dogs. I just hope and I encourage ASPCA to rehabilitate them and find them good homes and not euthanize them!!!!

Lydia

So glad ASPCA has rescued these poor dogs. I just hope and I encourage ASPCA to rehabilitate them and find them good homes and not euthanize them!!!!

Lydia

So glad ASPCA has rescued these poor dogs. I just hope and I encourage ASPCA to rehabilitate them and find them good homes and not euthanize them!!!!

Lydia

So glad ASPCA has rescued these poor dogs. I just hope and I encourage ASPCA to rehabilitate them and find them good homes and not euthanize them!!!!

karie miller

Makes me feel so sad thinking about these poor abused, neglected dogs and many others who are existing under horrible circumstances just waiting for us to find them and save them. Thank you for all you do ....ASPCA and all the other wonderful organizations that work for animals every day.

Pam Mitchell

I would love the ASPCS to come to TEXAS (Hunt and Kaufman County) spend some time and work. There are many dog fighting rings here and the evidence is everywhere. At least visit with the City and County Board Members and tell them ways to help discourage Dog Fighting. East Texas is full of Dog Fighting. If ASPCA could spend a year here you would save and arrest far more than you could imagine.

Good Job in Milwaukee.

Gail

My pets are my babies and they wait for me to come home. I can barely get in the door without them jumping on me or getting into the grocery bags. They make me laugh and I wouldn't want it any other way. Anyone who would hurt an animal for sport is a monster.

Jorge Saucedo

I think we need to get in the market a testosterone inhibitor to give to the men that they think it is the macho thing to do to have dogs fight, these people are sick, have a soul of a monster manifested in human outfit and if they do not reform a lobotomy farm should be open to treat these bastards.

LAW ABIDING ani...

Typical THUG behavior in that area. Society all over should start euthanizing owners who abuse animals. The pathetic jail time these POS's receive don't do a darn thing.

Joann

This is the very reason I donate monthly.

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