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November 21, 2013
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Minn. officers bust dog-fighting ring, save 15 pups

Simultaneous raid on 8 homes finds dogs chained to the ground inside padlocked outdoor kennels

By John Croman

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minneapolis Police animal crimes unit seized 15 dogs Wednesday in simultaneous raids on eight homes, as part of a crackdown on a suspected dog fighting operation.

Officers arrested one person as part of the sweep, and seized narcotics and illegal guns as well. They also found dog fighting paraphernalia and a "dog fighting training manual."

Sgt. Lindsay Herron told reporters the dogs, including 5 puppies, were all chained to the ground inside outdoor kennels that were padlocked shut. "Most of them did not have water. I did not locate food in most of the kennels," Sgt. Herron explained.

Full Story: Minneapolis police rescue fighting dogs in big sweep

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