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MORGAN CO. — Nearly 600 animals, including ten dogs and in excess of 550 birds, are being protected in line with the Indiana Gaming Commission (IGC) from two properties in Morgan and Owen districts associated in a supposed animal fighting ring, reports RTV 6 Indianapolis.

As indicated by the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, court orders were executed at the two areas.


At the two areas, authorities found pooches attached to heavy chains and housed in a manner that was reliable with canine battling, chickens with physical modifications normally connected with cockfighting and animal battling gear.

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The ASPCA is helping neighborhood specialists with proof gathering, therapeutic evaluations, and veterinary scientific tests.

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The animals are set to be moved to impermanent safe houses at undisclosed areas, as indicated by the ASPCA. At these safe houses, the animals will be cared about by veterinary and behavior specialists.

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The accompanying animal welfare associations furnished ASPCA volunteers to help with this case:

Animal Care Centers of NYC; Animal Care Services – City of Indianapolis; Charleston Animal Society; Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region; Humane Society of Southwest Missouri; Oregon Humane Society; Quincy Humane Society; San Diego Humane Society.

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Animal fighting rings in Indiana and the ownership of animals for fighting are level 6 lawful offenses, each deserving of a half year in area correctional facility to more than two years in state jail, and a potential most extreme fine of $10,000.

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“There’s no place in Indiana communities for animal fighting and the illegal gambling that goes with it, and we are very pleased that we were able to shut down this operation,” Superintendent Rob Townsend, of IGC, said.

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“This investigation started with a tip from a concerned citizen to Crime Stoppers, and by raising more awareness about this type of activity we see an increase in reports from the public that better allow us to tackle animal cruelty in our communities.”

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