Police Break Up Dog Fighting Ring Operating Out Of Uniondale Home

Sophia Hall
October 10, 2019 - 1:36 pm
Dog Fighting Home

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. (WCBS 880) — Police on Long Island have broken up a dog fighting ring that they say extended from New York City to Uniondale.

One resident says after learning about the ring in her neighborhood, her sister was left “a bit traumatized.”

Authorities say the ring operated out of a home on Cooper Court in Uniondale. On Thursday, authorities were seen swarming the area leading over a dozen animals out of the home while wearing hazmat suits.

“It’s horrible. My sister is here and she's been crying all morning thinking about that dogs could have been hurt,” the neighbor said. “Animals should not be harmed in any way and this is a bit saddening.”

As WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports, the dogs that were rescued on Thursday had also been given drugs to enhance their fighting abilities.

Authorities when raiding the home also uncovered a number of weapons and at least one unidentified man was taken into custody.

That man is also accused of operating the dog fighting ring in the New York City area, but authorities did not say where that operation was exactly located.