10 dogs seized in Calhoun Co. dogfighting bust

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities rescued five dogs from  Calhoun County properties Tuesday as a four-month investigation in to  dogfighting came to a head.

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office said it conducted searches at four properties Tuesday morning.

The first search was along Inn Road in Battle Creek. There, the  sheriff’s office says, deputies seized more than a pound of marijuana  and arrested a 31-year-old Battle Creek man for possession of narcotics  with intent to deliver.

In the 600 block of Wellington Street in Bedford Township, northwest  of Battle Creek, five dogs and items associated with dogfighting were  seized. Deputies also found what was described as “a large amount” of  marijuana being processed.

Five more dogs were seized in the 7000 block of Division Drive in Emmett Township, southeast of the city.

Deputies said they found evidence of dogfighting in the 10000 block of Cora Drive in Portage.

The Portage Department of Public Safety, Emmett Township Department  of Public Safety, Battle Creek Police Department, Calhoun County  Prosecutor’s Office and Michigan Humane Society aided deputies in the  searches.

The dogs were described as primarily pit bulls. The ranged in age  from 12 weeks to 9 years, but most were between 2 and 3. They were all  taken to the Calhoun County Animal Shelter, where they were checked out  by a vet.

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