Eight people have been arrested, and police are still looking for more suspects, after officers broke up a dog fighting ring in the south suburbs.
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Dogs rescued from a dog fighting ring in Dolton are now in the care of a humane society.
Despite being forced to fight to the death, the rescued pit bulls are warm and friendly to the staff at the South Suburban Humane Society. They have visible scars on their legs, their ears are partly bitten off, they have deep wounds where their collars were digging into their necks.
Last night, a total of seven pit bulls were rescued from an unused building in Dolton right off the Bishop Ford. After receiving a 911 call last night, Dolton police and Cook County sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene as the fights were going on.
“We arrested two people who tried running, alerted 6 people hiding inside, one of which has attempted murder warrant,” said Tom Dart, Cook Co. Sheriff.
Sheriff Dart contacted the South Suburban Humane Society last night. The staff took seven dogs in and immediately began treating their wounds.
The staff says they are fully committed to rehabilitating the dogs and are confident they’ll be able to find good homes for all of them.
For more information on the dogs and how you can help log on to: http://www.southsuburbanhumanesociety.org/
Eight people have been arrested after police busted a dog fighting ring in the south suburbs.
Dolton police received a tip about the operation taking place on the 1500 block of E. 142nd Street.
When officers showed up Wednesday night, people ran from the building.
Police say there was a makeshift ring at the site and the 10 dogs they found showed signs of abuse and dog fighting injuries.
Police were notified by a citizen who called to issue a complaint.