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.