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After rapper Young Calicoe showed off what he said were fighting dogs and roosters being kept at a Detroit home, a search warrant was executed and the animals were seized.
Police removed animals from the west-side home after the search Wednesday, a Detroit Police spokeswoman told The Detroit News.
In the video, the rapper wanders the grounds of the home, on the 12200 block of West Outer Drive, pointing to pit bulls in kennels and one chained next to a doghouse, and several roosters, of which he says, “We fight them, too. That’s a grand champ right there.”
The animals from the home will be taken to the Michigan Humane Society, Detroit Police Sgt. Eren Stephens said. Police are also investigating whether the allegations are part of a larger dogfighting or cockfighting ring and are questioning several people, Stephens said.
Michigan Humane Society spokesman Kevin Hatman said all the animals will be treated by veterinarians. “We’re just happy right now that the animals are going to be receiving high-quality care,” he said.
In the video, Young Calicoe calls the dogs “champions in the making,” and says “I hope we don’t get indicted for that — that Michael Vick-type shit.”
Posted by jwoestendiek July 13th, 2012 under Muttsblog, videos.
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Petie, the Jack Russell terrier who disappeared from his back yard in Tennessee in July, and turned up in Michigan last week, has been reunited with his 73-year-old owner.
A Michigan Humane Society volunteer, Nancy Greiser, drove Petie the 600 miles to Erin, Tennessee and handed him over to owner Jim Arrighi on Thursday.
The reunion couldn’t come at a better time, the Detroit Free Press reported: Arrighi’s wife of 37 years, Juanita, died two weeks ago.
The 4-year-old dog arrived to much fanfare — balloons, welcome signs, TV cameras and, inside, a steak that had been prepared for Petie by a local restaurant.
“He’s more excited than I thought he’d be,” Arrighi said moments after Petie greeted him with barks and a wagging tail.
Arrighi had been searching for Petie since the dog disappeared from his yard July 28. He put up posters, bought ads in the local newspaper, and went door to door.
Earlier this week, in Michigan, a Rochester Hills man found Petie wandering in his backyard and took him to the humane society. There he was scanned for a microchip, and that information led them to Arrighi. How Petie got to Michigan remains a mystery.
“He meant a lot to me and my wife,” Arrighi said. “I figured he was gone. I thought the chip was a waste of money, but I guess not.”
(Photo: Mark Hicks / The Stewart Houston Times)
Posted by jwoestendiek October 30th, 2011 under Muttsblog.
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