Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Detroit police uncover dog fighting operation

DETROIT, MI (AP) - At least nine people have been arrested and more than a dozen dogs have been rescued from a home where Detroit police say dog fighting was taking place.

The bust came Sunday night after an officer on routine patrol noticed a man walking into the home with something suspicious.

It turned out to be a dog covered in blood.

Animal control officials confiscated 16 dogs and many of them were pit bulls.

The dogs are being nursed back to health by animal control.

Investigators say the dogs were severely injured and malnourished.

Inside the house police also found syringes that were used to inject the dogs with steroids and treadmills which are often used to train the dogs.

Marijuana plants found inside the house were also removed.

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