PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Officers with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals raided a Philadelphia home Friday and removed nearly a dozens dogs.

The raid happened inside a home in the 2200 block of W. Lehigh Avenue in North Philadelphia.

According to SPCA officials, officers rescued 11 dogs from the home that is suspected as a staging area for dog fights.

The home has been under surveillance for a period of time, SPCA officials said.

The dogs are expected to be brought to the SPCA headquarters for evaluation.

The discovery remains under investigation.

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