Posted: Jun 24, 2012 8:27 PM by The Associated Press
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) - Authorities have arrested 12 men during a raid of a Southern California home where dog fights were suspected of being held.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Larry Gregg said deputies went to a house near Palmdale Saturday after receiving a tip made to the Humane Society. He said the raid occurred just as the suspects were preparing to weigh the dogs for a fight.
City News Service reports that deputies seized eight dogs, three of which bore obvious scars. They also recovered scales, a pit believed to be used for fighting, three treadmills and "fight bars," which are pieces of wood used to separate fighting dogs.
The suspects were arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty and dog fighting. They were being held in lieu of $20,000 bail.
(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
PLEASE HELP US MODERATE COMMENTS
Offensive or inappropriate comments are subject to removal. To report a comment, please e-mail us at email@example.com, and include the name of the story and information on the comment.
Thank you! KSBY.com
Get deals up to 80% off here!
Find the lowest gas prices in your area
Submit your photos to KSBY
Check out our calendar of events
Watch Daybreak Web Videos in full
Save with Hot Deals across our counties!
Events across the Central Coast
Follow The CW5 on Facebook.
The KSBY online public file.
What do you think? Leave us your feedback.
KSBY is your official CA Lottery station for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties