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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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colleen

Yay...one for the good guys. hope the monsters rot in a jail cell and all the poor pups get love and kindness for the rest of their lives.

colleen

Yay...one for the good guys. hope the monsters rot in a jail cell and all the poor pups get love and kindness for the rest of their lives.

tag

I'd love to adopt one of these guys!

colleen

Yay...one for the good guys. hope the monsters rot in a jail cell and all the poor pups get love and kindness for the rest of their lives.

WR

Thanks to the ASPCA for saving these dogs.
The abusers should be prosecuted. Place their names and photos online for the world to see !

Cheryl

I think this is a great idea! Show everyone who the real dirt bags are. Start a wall of shame on all the ones who participate in dog fights. Michael Vicks face should appear first followed by ALL the others for everyone to see! And add the names, followed by hopefully a giant fine and time in jail! Who in the world enjoys seeing a poor dog treated so horrid! Let's put these humans who enjoy the blood and death of dogs, in a cage with a few lions and see how they like being bitten and chuncks of flesh torn from them....and guess what you'll eventually die!....Justice!

Audrey

I REALLY like this idea. Expose them to everyone they know...

Judy Hemphill

I hope these criminals are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law...and then some. Thank you ASPCA and all the incredible work that you do!

Bob

The only good thing about Michael Vick is that his cold heart and cruelty brought attention to this
" Blood Sport". I hope you can find homes for these poor pups. They deserve a better Life. God bless the work you do.

darlene

I know they are breaking up fighting rings but the dogs should be rehabbed. The ASPCA should try to rehab them. They rescue them just to hold them in cages and later kill them after the people are convicted. There are rescue groups out there that will help with them. Why not try to find those and give to them. These dogs deserve that much. Any dog can be retrained if done in the correct manner even these. Pits just want to please and will please with love.

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