11 Pit Bulls Saved From Dog-Fighting Den In New York City

NYPD rescued 11 Pit Bulls from a cramped Manhattan basement, where the dogs were allegedly being raised for dog fighting.

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NYPD Animal Liason Officers and members of NYC Animal Care and Control gave 11 sweet pups a second chance at life. Via NYPD/NY Daily News
Chrissa Hardy

Cops in New York City have ensured that 11 innocent Pit Bulls have won the war, without ever having to fight the battle.

A Harlem man was arrested Sunday for allegedly keeping dogs in a cramped basement of a Manhattan apartment and raising them for dog fighting, the New York Daily News reports. After several 311 calls about a possible dog fighting den located on West 112th Street near Manhattan Avenue, investigators discovered 11 malnourished dogs in “terrible conditions” and “equipment often used in the brutal dog fights,” police told the Daily News.

Brandon Baez, the dogs’ owner, 41, has been charged with 11 counts of animal cruelty and weapons possession.

The dog fighting den was located on W. 112 St. at Manhattan Ave. Via Google Earth/NY Daily News

The dog fighting den was located on W. 112 St. at Manhattan Ave. Via Google Earth/NY Daily News

“I was very happy to get them out,” Sgt. Maria Sexton, an animal-cruelty liaison officer, told the Daily News upon finding the dogs. “There were tails wagging all over the place.”

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