15 pit bulls rescued from suspected dog fighting operation

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Minneapolis authorities have made an arrest related to a suspected dog fighting operation in Hennepin County, involving more than a dozen pit bulls, KSTP reports.

Search warrants executed at nine homes in Minneapolis and one in New Hope, all of which are connected to the suspect in custody, found 15 pit bulls, a dog fighting manual and other dog fighting paraphernalia. The Star Tribune says two guns and narcotics were also seized.

Minneapolis Animal Care & Control officers took to the dogs, one with visible injuries, to the city's shelter, KSTP said. The other dogs appeared to be in good condition, FOX 9 reported.

WCCO reports five of the 15 dogs are just puppies.

The suspect us currently in the Hennepin County Jail awaiting formal charges.

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