MILWAUKEE – Police have busted a suspected dog fighting operation in Milwaukee. News report video below - pause the video below to hear over the other...
Investigators say it all points to a dog fighting operation Blackmon named "Grim Reaper Kennels." He allegedly ran the operation out of his basement.
The director at Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control says it's an all too common problem.
“It's certainly grown. It's grown nationwide,” Melanie Sobel said.
Animal Control rescued six adult pit bulls and five puppies. According to the criminal complaint, “at least two of the dogs had heavy scaring and recent injury to the head and front leg areas."
“A lot of times they are brutalized,” Sobel said. Interview with Sobel in video below
Police found the suspected fight ring when they busted Blackmon for allegedly running a drug house.
He also faces drug charges.
Sometimes the dogs will be put up for adoption but unfortunately in this situation all 11 dogs and puppies were euthanized.
Blackmon will be back in court in November.
Animal Control says it’s hard to place these dogs in a good home because they've been trained to fight since they were puppies.