Warning: This story may disturb some readers.
Earlier this month, sheriff deputies entered an Illinois residence that allegedly was being used as a major dog-fighting operation. They found 16 pit bulls in cages without food or water, and the dogs were covered with scars and cuts. They also found a fighting ring and spectator seats set up and steroids and antibiotics to make the dogs more aggressive and to help with their wounds.
The man who rents the house is being wanted on charges of aggravated cruelty to animals, dog fighting, and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. The Lake County Health Department is holding the 16 pit bulls. A sheriff stated that: “it was a large-scale, professional dog-fighting operation, one of the largest I’ve ever heard of or seen.”