Cook County sheriff's police said they seized nine mutilated and abused dogs this week from a dogfighting ring operating out of a Maywood day care home.
Sheriff Tom Dart said his officers found a dog with its eye ripped out, a dog with a leg twisted backward and a dog with its lower extremities nearly ripped off its body in their raid Tuesday.
"All of the dogs that we got yesterday were in horrific condition," Dart said while cuddling a puppy taken during the raid. "The people who work on this have done this for years as you know and this is as bad as we've seen the animals."
In a news release Dart said the dogs and dogfighting equipment were located close to where the children were cared for in the day care area. "The very equipment used to train these dogs to kill was being kept in the garage right behind the house," Dart said.
The sheriff's office said the day care operato
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