Dog Fighting Ring Busted in San Diego Suburb

San Diego Police and the Las Angeles Sheriff’s Department have rescued 9 dogs, one of them pregnant, from a suspected dog fighting ring.



The San Diego Police (SDPD) in conjunction with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) had been investigating a dog fighting ring that was suspected to be going on in Linda Vista, a suburb of San Diego, California.  On Wednesday afternoon, both law enforcement agencies pulled a raid at the suspected address, and rescued nine dogs in the process.

The investigation had been going on for months, and crossed from Las Angeles County, and into San Diego County.  When the warrants were served, law enforcement officials found four people inside the home, and nine dogs, one of them pregnant.

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One of the people in the home at the time of the raid was arrested on drug charges that had nothing to with the dog fighting investigation.  The dogs were also removed, ad authorities expect that there will be many more arrests, as more suspected properties have warrants served upon them.

The dogs were clearly showing signs of having been in fights, or having been bait dogs in training for fights.  In the basement of the home where the dogs were kept, police also found what they described as a “dungeon training room.”  It contained heavy chains and treadmills, weights, belts and other equipment consistent with training dogs to fight.  As if all of that wasn’t evidence enough, there were even trophies that had been won by the trainer from various dog fights.

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The dogs were definitely a bit more aggressive than your standard dogs, but no one is willing to make any calls on their fate, until there’s been a full evaluation done on all of them.  They have been taken to a vet in the Las Angeles area for medical care, and some rehabilitation.  Depending on the outcome of the rehab process, the dogs may then find themselves up for adoption.

The investigation is far from over.  Law enforcement officials say that at this point they believe that the dog fighting ring they busted on Wednesday is only a small part of a larger operation.  They estimate that they have counted as many as 1,000 possible suspects, some of them not only breaking California law by training and fighting dogs, but also transporting them back and forth from The United States to Mexico.

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Make sure to check back with Life With Dogs regularly, as we will be covering any further raids and any subsequent arrests and rescues made in this case.

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126 thoughts on “Dog Fighting Ring Busted in San Diego Suburb

  1. Sick assholes … one of the main reasons Pit Bulls get such a bad reputation …. they are so loyal and these sick fucks abuse them and make them fight … people suck ….

  2. That type of nonsense infuriates me, take all of the people involved in any dog fighting ring, set up a fight club for them & let them beat the f*** out of each other!!!

  3. Disgusting. I still don’t get how someone can witness these dog fights and not feel one bit of sorrow for these poor animals. These bastards should all be chained up and beaten.

  4. 10 minutes, my 2×4 and and the room these inhumane fucks are in … that’s all I ask. Why wouldn’t be dead with I came out, but it’d be close. They’d never walk right again for the rest of their lives …and eating might be a problem.

  5. These dogs looked relieved that someone is rescuing them from this life of terror. I think these people, over 1,000 suspects, should be put in a “dungeon training room” used as bait in a ring, fight each other to the death, while they are dying let them lay there and suffer from their wounds. These scumbags have absolutely no sympathy from me!

  6. Poor dogs , I hope aleast they have a chance for a living home . These dogs are being mistreated, and just banning the breed is also considered animal cruelty.

  7. if you wanna bet on fighting fight yourselvs. why involve an animal? Seriously? what the fuck is wrong with people. i certainly hope they get more than 3-4 months probation and a fine. bc thats not gonna stop them. they need to know how serious people are taking this now. animals have more right than us to be here.

  8. How about this time they rehabilitate the fighting dogs and put the human participants down? That’s the only way to stop this crap. And guess what? The world won’t miss the asshat humans.

  9. Now punish these maggot s who had pain brought to theses helpless dogs makes me sick at how humans are please make these evil asshole pay ! ?thanks for making this happen

  10. The harm they cause to the dogs involved, as well as to the breed, is severe. Therefore, the punishment should be as severe. Forget fines and probation. That’s a joke. Throw them all in a ring with wild and hungry animals. After all, they are nothing but waste in society.

  11. Let the owners fight with one another instead of those poor fur babies, they are so coward for letting the innocent fight with one another. You guys should locked yourself up in your closet, [email protected]#$%^&*!!!!

  12. I think everyone that goes to these things should be fined thousands of dollars and jail time. If it wasn’t for these sickos there would be no dog fighting to begin with.

  13. Now I wonder if these 10 “rescued” dogs will actually be rescued and not put down because they cannot be rehabilitated. I part that a rescue can actually help these poor babies. ?

    As for these sick fucks, someone needs to kick their asses from here to Timbuktu with a metal bat!?

  14. It is also a very big problem thru out the deeper southern states where this mentality continues underground for sports betting to the death of the dog… just saying…

  15. My heart goes out to these poor dogs it just not possible to put into words what I feel about these people I despises and hate them but they will get payed back karma

  16. Laws. With REAL TEETH. Are what’s needed to address this abuse. Wthout them, criminals don’t give a shit about petty fines. Substantial jail time with minimum sentences. Will it stop them completely? Nope. But, it’s a crime which needs to be prosecutable.(?)

  17. I cannot handle this !!!! These babies!!! And thank God they have the pregnant mama !!!! Can only imagine what her babies fate would’ve been !!!!

  18. Unfortunately, this raid is only a drop in the bucket of many across the country. But at least these sweet babies are safe now. These sick bastards that force them to fight need to be dropped off in ISIS territory and see how “tough” they are…..Disgusting ….

  19. There will be NO MERCY for those who have not shown Mercy to others and that includes animals. But if you have been Merciful, God Will be Merciful when he judges you. – James 2:13

  20. Thank you SDPD and LASD for rescuing these precious dogs. You must be as heart broken as we the readers are when you experience such cruelty. Thank you for your kind hearts, love and support.

  21. I would love to get my hands around everyone of their corrupted,evil .digusting,inhumane ,necks!!how dare you!! Pathetic bimbos!!you need to be thrown in a ring!!with thee poor dogs!!and be ripped to threads!!and if you live through it,be thrown in the trash!!to die a slow horrible death!!what kind of human beings do this to animals!!cowards

  22. Stop calling the cops and start calling us dog lovers. Once word gets out that jail isn’t an option but a grave in the desert is… They’ll think twice. These fuckers are getting a slap on the wrist time in jail. They need a slap in the head with a pipe.

  23. REPULSIVE! Did I miss it, or did they not mention the names? Freaks! Can’t they just stick with fantasy football, or March madness something? So sad and seriously, there’s not 1 thing masculine about it!

  24. I still can’t believe that this shit is still going on!!! When will these sick fu… errr twists {had another word but decided to filter myself} stop using these sweet beautiful animals for their selfish gains!!!
    I would love to beat each person there with dogs and betting on the dogs to the brink of death!!!
    I am hoping that all these dogs can be trained and re-homed to loving forever homes!!! They deserve no less!!!

  25. Laws need to be strengthened against these monsters so that there are real consequences to this… and to hurting any defenseless animal.

  26. When my dogs start to fight (over food as always) I break them apart and crying as I do so. Watching a dog hurt another dog just isn’t funny in the least. I can’t see where someone can find this amusing. It’s not a sport it’s an evil thing. No dog should fight for a humans enjoyment. And if they did the punishment should be to let the dogs shred the ones doing it to them!!!!

  27. Now I wonder if these 10 “rescued” dogs will actually be rescued and not put down because they cannot be rehabilitated. I part that a rescue can actually help these poor babies. ?

    As for these sick fucks, someone needs to kick their asses from here to Timbuktu with a metal bat!?

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