Via CBS New York:
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police arrested a Bronx man on animal cruelty charges Thursday in connection with an alleged dog fighting ring involving pit bulls.
Authorities seized 47 dogs, including puppies, from the basement of the Sherman Avenue apartment building, where they allege several of the pups were being trained to fight, the New York City ASPCA confirmed to 1010 WINS.
Raul Sanchez was arrested and inside the building authorities recovered a loaded .25-caliber handgun, 22 crude wooden cages, multiple pet carriers, dog treadmills, harnesses and muzzles, syringes, cash and a shopping cart full of raw chicken parts. Police said the basement featured a makeshift arena with estimated capacity for 100 spectators...