Animal Control investigation dog fighting and abuse

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Eaton County Animal Control has been helping Ingham County Animal Control in a dog fighting and abuse investigation. Since last spring at least 46 dogs have been seized as part of the investigation.

16 dogs found in Ingham county had visible scars, according to the Ingham County Animal Control.

On Thursday at about 3:10 p.m. the Eaton County Special Response Team, along with Eaton Co. Animal Control searched a home on Thackin Drive. It's in a part of the City of Lansing that's in Eaton County.

The search was part of a joint coordinated investigation with several other departments. Eaton Co. Animal Control took 10 dogs into protective custody.

Other items were also seized to help support the investigation. No one was at the residence when the search was executed.

Eaton County Animal Control continues to investigate in cooperation with the Ingham County Animal Control Office.