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Dogfighting Ring Targeted In Nassau County, NYC Raids

Some of the dogs seized.
Some of the dogs seized. Photo Credit: NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea/Twitter

More than two dozens dogs, drugs and guns were seized during raids in Uniondale and Manhattan in connection with a dogfighting ring.

The predawn raids were carried out on Friday, Oct. 11, by the NYPD, in conjunction with the ASPCA, the Manhattan District Attorney's office, the NYPD said.

The department said they are currently assisting in the removal, forensic evidence collection, medical care and sheltering of 28 dogs seized from a multi-scene investigation.

Two unidentified people were also arrested during the raids, police said.

The raids took at home on Cooper Court in Uniondale and one in Washington Heights in Manhattan.

NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea credited department investigators from NYPD Paws, the Grand Larceny Unit, as well as the ASCPA for their roles in the raids.

"Tremendous work by the NYPD’s Animal Cruelty Investigation Squad @NYPDPaws & the Grand Larceny Division—with our partners in the @ASPCA—in rescuing 28 dogs as part of a large-scale, ongoing animal cruelty investigation. Impressive and important work. Well done!"

NYPD said the investigation is continuing and directed questions to the Manhattan District Office who are not commenting on the ongoing investigation.

This is a developing story. Check back to Daily Voice for updates.

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