46 Dogs Seized in Dog-Fighting Case

August 6th, 2012
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Forty-six dogs were removed from two homes and two men were arrested in connection with a dog-fighting case in Kalamazoo Township, Michigan.

The men were taken into custody on warrants for possession of dogs for fighting and breeding for fighting.

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Department, Michigan State Police, and the Humane Society of the United States assisted in the investigation.

As evidence was gathered, 34 dogs were removed Aug. 3. The remaining 14 dogs were removed today.

Authorities suspected the men of breeding and raising the dogs, and using the animals to fight each other, but they never had enough evidence to execute a search warrant. About five months ago they received a call from someone near one of the residences, who stumbled upon the dogs.

Michigan State Police and animal control officials went to the residence and noticed 30 to 40 dogs on the property. Authorities then contacted the humane society and coordinated with other county officials to remove the dogs.

The humane society started collecting more evidence online and rented a building in which 100 kennels were set up.

PetSmart donated items such as food and vaccinations, and volunteers came from Oregon, Tennessee and Ohio to help with the needs of the dogs.

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