4 men charged in Manhattan dogfighting ring; 29 dogs rescued

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December 07, 2019 - 12:15 pm
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NEW YORK (AP) -- An Upper Manhattan building superintendent, a veterinary worker and two other men have been charged with running a dogfighting ring after authorities said an identity theft investigation yielded an animal-abuse case.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.'s office says investigators seized 29 pit bulls and other dogs this fall from cages, a closet and elsewhere in the men's homes.

Vance calls it a case of "horrific animal abuse.''

Lawyers for three of the men say their clients deny the charges.

A message was left for the fourth man's lawyer.

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