Dogfighting ring found at day care

September 23, 2009 12:34:37 PM PDT
Police say four people who allegedly operated a "horrific" dogfighting ring out of a suburban Chicago home day care have been arrested. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says during a raid police found blood spattered on the walls of the home and devices to train the dogs were discovered not far from where children played.

Police say felony dogfighting charges are pending against several of those arrested including the day care operator's husband.

They say nine battered dogs were rescued. At a news conference on Wednesday, Dart cradled a cream-colored 8-week-old puppy with scars on its face while he described a gruesome scene inside the day care's garage.

Officers raided the day care and two other homes on Tuesday.

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