Tuesday, February 16, 2016
TILLBURY, CHATHAM-KENT ONTARIO CANADA - A DOG FIGHTING RING BUST IN OCTOBER 2015 RESULTED IN 31 DOGS SEIZED - 21 WILL BE EUTHANIZED IF A REQUEST IS GRANTED BY A COURT
A court hearing will be scheduled within the next few weeks to determine whether or not to euthanize 21 dogs that were rescued from an alleged dog fighting ring outside of Chatham-Kent. According to Ontario SPCA spokesman Brad Dewar the request to put the dogs down was made after speaking with experts.
A total of 31 dogs were originally seized by Chatham-Kent police in October 2015 in the town of Tillbury. Twenty-one dogs are slated to be euthanized, should the request be granted by the court. The dog fighting ring bust resulted in over 270 charges against three people: a 49-year-old man, 41-year-old man, and a 39-year-old woman.
When the search warrants were executed in October investigators also seized a large amount of equipment that’s consistent with training dogs to fight as well as a number of firearms.