One of the nine dogs discovered on Wednesday morning is pregnant. The other eight dogs who existed in what authorities called a “dungeon” were saved after a lengthy dog fighting investigation, reports Channel10News.
San Diego Police Department and the Los Angeles Police Department worked together for months investigating the alleged dog fighting ring in a home on Westinghouse Street in Linda Vista, California. After serving a search warrant, four people were found inside of the home. One person was arrested on unrelated drug charges and authorities expect more arrests in the future. Then came the discovery of the dogs; some with extensive scarring. In the basement of the home, referred to as a “dungeon” authorities found the area where the dogs were trained to fight. Confiscated was a treadmill, weights, and belts – all consistent with dog training.
The dogs are trained in the United States, and then later sold in Mexico for thousands of dollars. They fight in several different cities where prize money could exceed $80,000. The dogs will all be taken to a Los Angeles veterinarian where they will be examined and tested for aggression. None of the dogs required medical attention. The future of the dogs is unknown.
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