Investigators from Michigan Humane’s field services team and Detroit Police Department executed a search warrant on Thursday, recovering nine dogs and dog fighting paraphernalia.

The animals and items were found at a home on the 3000 block of Seyburn on Detroit’s east side. The dogs were transferred to a Michigan Humane animal care center for medical evaluation and treatment. It has not been confirmed if anyone was inside the home when the search was conducted.

Michigan Humane learned of the situation after we received a tip from one of our board members. Residents are encouraged to contact Michigan Humane if they suspect any animal cruelty in their community by calling 313-872-3401.

Last month, our investigators and Michigan State Police recovered over 200 roosters from an alleged cockfighting ring in River Rouge.

Michigan lawmakers strengthened animal cruelty laws with the passage of House Bills 4332 and 4333. The laws went into effect in March of 2019.

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