CLEVELAND, Ohio - A cockfighting ring in Cleveland was busted Saturday involving 40 men and over 43 roosters.
Around 4:20 p.m. Saturday Police Dispatch received a call for possible dog fighting in a vacant home located at 2100 block of West 30th Street.
Once Second District Officers arrived on scene they could hear noises from the basement and discovered 40 males engaged in Cockfighting.
The males were detained and information is being obtained from the males.
The Cleveland Kennels were notified, responded and removed 43 live roosters and two dead roosters from the home.
The home was found to be occupied and the homeowner was placed under arrest for felony cruelty to animals and gambling charges. Second District Detectives will consult the Prosecutor’s Office for charges with the other involved males.
The Border Patrol and Immigration & Customs Enforcement has also been notified in connection with this investigation.
The incident remains under investigation.
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