Seffner, Florida -- One man has been arrested for a dog fighting operation involving six dogs and one puppy.
On Thursday, December 19, detectives responded to a home on North Parsons Avenue regarding complaints of dog fighting. The property owner, Conrad Warren, allowed inspection of his property where detective found dogs with injuries and a dog fighting ring.
At first look detectives only found dog kennels and a few Boxer dogs who were in good health although not up to date on their shots. However, a second location was spotted in a wooded area where detective found six adult Pit Bulls and one puppy chained to stakes. One of the dogs had fresh wounds and the others had scars consistent with dog fights.
Detectives also found a shed which contained four wooden pieces of plywood used for the sides of a dog fighting ring. Also located in the woods was a tread mill specifically used to train fighting dogs.
Warren told detectives that the Boxer dogs were his and he only took care of the Pit Bulls for other people. He stated that he was paid $50 to feed and water the dogs each month. He said he was not aware the dogs where being used for fighting.
Warren was arrested and charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, possessing animals for fighting and owning equipment for animal fighting.
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