3 dogs involved in fighting ring euthanized - WNEM TV 5

3 dogs involved in fighting ring euthanized

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This dog was used in the alleged dog fighting ring/Courtesy Tia Ewing This dog was used in the alleged dog fighting ring/Courtesy Tia Ewing
Bite wound/Courtesy Tia Ewing Bite wound/Courtesy Tia Ewing
Dog being held at the veterinarian/Courtesy Tia Ewing Dog being held at the veterinarian/Courtesy Tia Ewing
GENESEE COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Officials say three of five dogs seized after the Genesee County Sheriff's Office and Genesee County Animal Control raided a suspected dog fighting site have been euthanized.

Authorities responded to the home on E. Bishop in Flint on Monday afternoon.

Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell says a 14-year-old boy may have been the ring leader. The teen was taken into police custody for questioning.

Pickell says he couldn't believe the condition of the dogs.

"[One dog's] entire quarter of his leg was gone, [there were] fresh bite marks on the dogs," he said.

 

According to officials, the dogs were forced to fight in a makeshift fighting arena in the garage behind the home. The floor of the garage was also covered with a patches of fresh blood, Pickell said.

The other two dogs seized in the raid are being inspected by a veterinarian. Officials hope the dogs will be able available for adoption at a later time.

The incident remains under investigation.

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