13 arrested over massive dog fighting ring

CREATED Apr 3, 2014 - UPDATED: Apr 3, 2014

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  • Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm

MILWAUKEE - 13 people are under arrest and charged with taking part in a massive dog fighting ring.

The ATF, the FBI, the State of Wisconsin, and Milwaukee Police raided a half dozen homes Thursday.
 
Most are facing serious federal charges, the others, state charges.
 
Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm announced the arrests during a press conference Thursday.
 
"23 animals have been recovered, one of them is deceased." Said Chisholm, referring to the dogs.
 
"This was a very large operation and it was launched very early this morning." He added.
 
The animals are receiving medical treatment, they will be evaluated to determine which animals can be saved.