In Uniondale, Long Island, authorities rescued 28 dogs on Thursday night from a suspected dog fighting ring. A number of the dogs had been pumped up with performance-boosting drugs.
According to the Daily News, the New York Police Department and the ASPCA also descended on homes in Washington Heights and Manhattan.
“Tremendous work by the NYPD’s Animal Cruelty Investigation Squad & the Grand Larcency Division – with our partners in t he ASPCA – in rescuing 28 dogs as part of a large-scale, ongoing animal cruelty investigation. Impressive and important work. Well done!” NYPD Chief of Detective Dermot Shea tweeted.
The raid began in Uniondale ,when officers dressed in hazmat suits raided a home and seized more than a dozen dogs. One person was arrested and weapons were also recovered.
The dogs appeared to be pit bull terriers, and police released a photo of the dogs being kept in cages at the time of the raid. Few details have been released; the condition of the dogs is currently unknown, but they are receiving medical care and will be evaluated.
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