Warrants have been issued for two people allegedly involved in the operation, with charges expected to be filed against three more, police said.
Pending a court hearing, it is likely all 53 dogs will be euthanized, according to Ingham County Animal Control.
The Eaton County Special Response Team, along with Eaton County Animal Control executed a search warrant at about 3:10 p.m. Thursday, July 27, on a home along Thackin Drive where they took 10 dogs into protective custody, according to an Eaton County Sheriff's Office statement.
The search warrant was part of a joint-coordinated investigation with several other departments.
Along with seizing the 53 dogs, police seized blank dogfighting contracts, dog conditioning reports and breeding records from a suspect's home, the Lansing State Journal reports.