Meriden: Attorney General seeks justice for dogs in CT dog fighting ring.

"Dog fighting is cruel and illegal. We are moving today for permanent state custody to ensure the safe care of these abused dogs. A multistate police investigation is ongoing and those responsible for these heinous crimes will be held to justice. AG Tong

8 dogs were seized from a Meriden home back in July.

In addition to the dogs, which were found in cages in the backyard, Connecticut State Police found “a large makeshift and portable dog-fighting ring and a turf square stained with suspected dried animal blood. Police also seized leashes, hanging ropes designed to strengthen dogs’ jaws and neck muscles to improve biting, dog treadmills, a bicycle and attached harness designed to force dogs to run, “break stick” knives to force dogs’ jaws to open after bites, a whip, electronic animal scales, electric collars, and weighted vests.”

Photo: CT State Police

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