"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.”