More Than Two Dozen Canines Rescued from NY Dog Fighting Ring - NBC New York

More Than Two Dozen Canines Rescued from NY Dog Fighting Ring

Investigators also removed cages and equipment frequently used in dog fighting from the house on Long Island, along with multiple weapons

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    Long Island Dog Fighting Ring Broken Up By Police

    More than two dozen dogs were taken from a Uniondale home, as well as cages and tools used in dog fighting. NBC New York's Katherine Creag reports.

    (Published Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019)

    What to Know

    • More than two dozen canines were rescued from alleged dog fighting rings in Long Island and Manhattan, officials said

    • There were at least 12 dogs taken from a home in Uniondale, while NYPD officers helped remove 28 dogs from a Washington Heights apartment

    • Investigators also removed cages and equipment frequently used in dog fighting from the house, along with multiple weapons

    More than two dozen canines were rescued from alleged dog fighting rings in Long Island and Manhattan, officials said.

    The first raid occured at around 10 a.m. Monday, as Uniondale neighbors in Nassau County started seeing animals taken one-by-one from a home on Cooper Court, authorities said.

    There were at least 12 dogs taken from the small home in the quiet residential neighborhood with manicured lawns, authorities said.

    Investigators also removed cages and equipment frequently used in dog fighting from the house, along with multiple weapons. Police did not confirm if guns were part of the weapons seized from the house.

    Another raid in Washington Heights featured the NYPD's Animal Cruetly Investigation Squad and Grand Larceny Division helping to save 28 dogs from a home on West 162nd Street. NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea called the work, done in partnership with the ASPCA, "impressive and important."

    A spokesperson for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) said members of their team assisted Nassau County and NYPD officers in the removals, medical care and sheltering of the dogs taken.

    There was no word on if any arrests had been made.

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