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8 Dogs Seized, 2 Arrested In Suspected NE Philadelphia Dogfighting Operation

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Police in Philadelphia have seized eight more dogs and arrested two suspects in connection with a large dog fighting operation.

According to police, who were working with information obtained during raids of dog fighting locations on Monday, a large operation on the 400 block of Cheltenham Avenue in the Northeast was raided Tuesday night. (see related story)

Police and SPCA officials seized eight dogs, fighting equipment and records from the home.

According to reports, the house is connected to one of more than a dozen people who were arrested late Sunday and early Monday morning during raids.

On Monday, the Pennsylvania SPCA with Philadelphia police acting on a tip that fights were happening, raided a home on the 2600 block of Gerritt Street.

Pennsylvania SPCA director of law enforcement George Bengal says when they entered the house, there were around 25 people watching a fight in progress. Fourteen people were arrested.

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