Authorities Break Up Rock Island Dog Fighting Ring

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Ten raids by federal and local authorities in the Rock Island area broke up a significant dog fighting operation.

Sixty four pit bulls were rescued in the course of the raids, which began about 6 AM Thursday morning.  Pictures from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) show the dogs being taken from homes.  They’ll be cared for at a temporary shelter.

Drugs and a gun were also seized.

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