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Police raid dogfighting ring

Federal and local investigators arrested 18 people from five states Sunday during a raid of a suspected dogfighting ring in Raisinville Township in Monroe County. CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE, START SLIDE SHOW.

Authorities busted a dog fighting ring early Sunday morning at this house at 527 Ida-Maybee Rd. in Ida, Mich. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Authorities busted a dog fighting ring early Sunday morning at this house at 527 Ida-Maybee Rd. in Ida, Mich.
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Tips were passed to authorities that two dogs would face off in a championship fight and that 'thousands of dollars' in wagers were expected. Authorities said it is rare to catch a dogfight in progress. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Tips were passed to authorities that two dogs would face off in a championship fight and that 'thousands of dollars' ...
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Ten suspects were detained in the garage, while eight others were apprehended after fleeing the residence upon the officers' arrival. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Ten suspects were detained in the garage, while eight others were apprehended after fleeing the residence upon the officers' arrival....
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Cages are stacked outside the property where where where the dogfight was occurring, police say. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Cages are stacked outside the property where where where the dogfight was occurring, police say.
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Five dogs, two badly hurt, were taken from the garage where the fight was occurring. David Grow, with the Monroe County Animal  Control, puts one of the recovered dogs into the truck. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Five dogs, two badly hurt, were taken from the garage where the fight was occurring. David Grow, with the Monroe ...
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Trina Stillwagon of the Monroe Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said she and volunteers from her group found four dogs which were not discovered by investigators. At least one was a puppy. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Trina Stillwagon of the Monroe Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said she and volunteers from her group found ...
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David Grow, with the Monroe County Animal Control, puts another recovered dog into their truck after rescuing them from the property. Enlarge | Buy This Photo David Grow, with the Monroe County Animal Control, puts another recovered dog into their truck after rescuing them from the ...
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