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Suspected cockfighting ring raided

Suspected cockfighting ring raided

(Cleveland) A west side Cleveland home was raided Thursday morning. Police think it was part of a cockfighting ring.

There are reports that an estimated 100 roosters were taken from the home at West 60th and Madison.

Officers executed a search warrant as part of an investigation into allegations of cockfighting and animal abuse.

Roosters, hens, doves and a turkey were among the animals removed from the house.  Animal control officers estimate some 95 birds were taken away, including 80 roosters.

The city's chief animal control officer says authorities were tipped off to the house by police who had responded to the home for another complaint. 

It is illegal to own a rooster in the City of Cleveland without a permit.

Cleveland police, the APL, City of Cleveland Health Department, and Happy Trails Animal Sanctuary were among the agencies on site.

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