ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – Dozens of dogs were taken from several homes today in the area of Rock Island, Illinois as authorities investigate suspected dogfighting.
The ASPCA announced the helped remove 64 pit bulls from homes in Rock Island and Davenport, Iowa.
FBI served search warrants in the area and “discovered dogs tethered on heavy chains and training devices consistent with dog fighting, along with narcotics and a firearm,” according to a statement from the ASPCA.
“The dogs are being transported to a temporary shelter in an undisclosed location, where they will receive medical attention and behavioral enrichment by ASPCA veterinarians, behaviorists and responders,” the statement said.
The removal of the dogs is part of a year-long investigation.