Seven dogs rescued from dog fighting ring

Police rescued at least seven dogs when they broke up a dog fighting ring in Dolton, Illinois. Eight people were arrested during the bust.

Police received a phone call from a tipster informing them about dog fights in the Chicago suburb. Officer arrived on the scene around 7 p.m. on Wednesday. “You could hear the yelling and the barking,” Sheriff Tom Dart said. “You could hear them cheering on their dogs, and you could hear the dogs fighting.”

As police busted the operation nearly 20 people attending the fight fled the scene. Two men who fled to a nearby wooded area were caught almost immediately. Police then discovered six men who were hiding in the rafters of the abandoned building. All eight were arrested.

Police found a makeshift ring, dog-fighting narcotics, and a treadmill inside the building. They also found three injured dogs. Four additional dogs were found locked in crates inside vehicles. The South Humane Society has taken the dogs in and they are receiving medical treatment. The dogs are very aggressive and will have to be rehabilitated before they will be ready for adoption.  If you wish to contribute to the care of the rescued dogs from the Dolton dog fighting ring you can make a donation through their website.


  1. human garbage says on  12/07/2012 at 8:02 am

    What’s up with black men and dog fights?

  2. Anonymous says on  12/07/2012 at 8:18 am

    Why do black people get pits and treats the dog likr shit
    And make the dog fight. Its mean . I think it’s a power thing
    . Niggier should not be aloud to have and pets. They think theu rule the world

    • Anonymous says on  12/07/2012 at 1:35 pm

      They are animals themselves. why get a real job when they can exploit and torture helpless animal and make lots of money

    • Real Talk says on  12/20/2012 at 10:13 pm

      I think you’re dirty, uneducated, redneck racist trash that would be better off muzzled.
      I truly hope you don’t have ch, though I doubt anyone would touch you so that’s unlikely.

      Go back to the crap hole you crawled out of, you pathetic freak.

    • Gail Burkett says on  01/07/2013 at 4:59 pm

      you are an ignorant, ill bred troglodyte!!!

    • Gail Burkett says on  01/07/2013 at 5:02 pm

      please be aware, i was speaking to the anonymous troller whose comment was hidden due to low rating.

  3. Mary says on  12/07/2012 at 11:15 am

    Perfect opportunity to utilize the laws that the Senate just passed making attending these barbaric, sub human, blood sports a felony. It deserves more than a year in jail, but at least we’re moving in the right direction!

  4. Cheryl F says on  12/07/2012 at 11:40 am

    Wouldn’t bother me a bit if they executed anyone involved in dog fights, including the spectators. We don’t need these kinds of lowlifes adding to the gene pool.

  5. Anonymous says on  12/07/2012 at 8:45 pm

    It does not matter what race these people who abused those poor dogs, this crime should be stopped!

  6. WisePati says on  12/18/2012 at 11:25 am

    I cringed when I read the dogs were ‘aggressive’. What does that mean? Most dogs from these situations are fine with people but they have been taught to fight other dogs by cruel means and would do so to please their sick and twisted ‘owners’. I sure hope they can work with these dogs, but if they are truly beyond redemption then sending them back to spirit with love and compassion is better than being locked in a kennel for the rest of their lives.

    I do not understand how any human being could find excitement in the pain of another being. We truly do need to eliminate their genes from the planet or the human race is doomed.

  7. Anonymous says on  12/19/2012 at 3:50 am

    i hate to see this happening in our country what the hell is wrong with our society! i jus dont get it… :(

  8. Ann Britnell says on  12/21/2012 at 2:47 pm

    I was wondering if these dogs can be truly rehabilitate to become pets. I sold shepherds to the RCMP with instructions that they were to be returned on retirement. What I found was that the returned retired ones were constantly looking for something to do. This resulted in many dug holes on the property they ran on and bring remains of small animals long past to the house. They eventually ran out but still insisted on digging holes.They were never comfortable in the house either. I even had a cat who brought me gifts of half dead mice, moles and birds and put them on the kitchen floor.

    • Joe says on  01/06/2013 at 3:25 pm

      every dog is an individual and deserves the chance to be rehabilitated and placed in a home. Not all can recover from what is done to them, they are forced to fight for their lives, but when taken out of that situation I believe most can become pets

  9. Amy says on  12/22/2012 at 7:28 pm

    Dog fighting is not a “Black people” only sport. If you educate yourself on where and how dogfighting started it became popular in the 1800’s. At that time I’m pretty sure we European people were busy bullying black people ourselves… but anyway, there are plenty of white, Asian and whatever else types of dog fighters. The more money you make, the more sophisticated your “business” will be while being undetected. And if you want to play the race card here, it’s about the BIG picture. The majority of serial killers are white, usually torturing animals in childhood. Do we now stereotype all young white youth of animal torture? The meat industry as well as “white-owned” circuses are notorious for animal torture and abuse. Just youtube some undercover videos. Vile people unfortunately come in all shapes and sizes and colors. It’s not a race issue, it’s a scumbag issue. And in the end our attention needs to be on the suffering animals not the people “of color” as this only stalls what needs to be done as a society as a whole. Education and sociology lessons go along way…try it.

  10. Anonymous says on  01/02/2013 at 1:31 pm

    The way this dog is cowering makes me wonder if he was a “bait” dog. I would LOVE to use the owner as bait sometime, maybe for a bear hunter,and see how long it takes them to shit their pants!!! Cowards!

  11. andrea says on  01/06/2013 at 4:23 pm

    I would love to know what is going to happen to these people that were arrested. I hope that they do not just get a slap on the wrist, or they will be back at it asap. I am so happy to hear that these dogs are going to be taken care of and rehabilitied, instead of being destroyed.
    God Bless all who help these creatures who know no better, just follow losers who do this to them. I pray they find peace and a great home!

  12. Anonymous says on  04/19/2015 at 1:04 pm

    Those idiots who use dog fighting for fun and as a means to make money need to be euthanized……shut multiple times and then thrown into a lyon’s pen…….cowards!!
    I hate people that mistreat animals!!!

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