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October 10, 2018
Animal fighting operations, like an alleged site found last month in Pierce County, are “very common,” according to ASPCA Vice President of Field Investigations and Response Tim Rickey. Photo courtesy of ASPCA
'Brutal and barbaric': Expert describes underworld of animal fighting
October 10, 2018 - 8:43am
This dog was one of several found at a Pierce County property where a suspected dog- and cock-fighting operation was discovered in September. Photo courtesy of ASPCA
Care for animals from cock- and dog- fighting operation estimated at $500,000
October 10, 2018 - 7:00am
September 12, 2018
Authorities said roosters, including this one, were raised for fighting at a Pierce County farm, where a resident has been charged with multiple felonies. Photo courtesy of ASPCA
Animal fighting-related charges filed in Pierce County case
September 12, 2018 - 2:39pm
September 6, 2018
Authorities from Pierce County and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals were present Wednesday, Sept. 6, at a County Road BB property in the town of Gilman. Mike Longaecker / RiverTown Multimedia
Suspected dogfighting, cockfighting operation discovered in Pierce County
September 6, 2018 - 11:19am
October 25, 2017
Stuart Earl West sits in a Pierce County courtroom Oct. 25, 2017, prior to closing arguments. The jury deliberated more than six hours before delivering 62 guilty verdicts on 125 charges related to the treatment of dogs in 2016. Michael Brun / RiverTown Multimedia
West found guilty on 62 counts in puppy mill case
October 25, 2017 - 10:27pm
Pierce County District Attorney Sean Froelich points to a photograph Oct. 25, 2017, during closing arguments in the jury trial of Stuart West, who is charged with 125 counts related to treatment of dogs in 2016. Michael Brun / RiverTown Multimedia
Jury deliberates on alleged puppy mill case
October 25, 2017 - 2:30pm
March 20, 2017
Members of the Murr family, pictured at their town of Troy property that's under dispute, will hear attorneys make arguments in their case Monday at the U.S. Supreme Court. (Submitted photo)
Wisconsin roundup: U.S. Supreme Court arguments begin in St. Croix County land-use case; horses, wolf-dog hybrids seized from northern Wisconsin property; 9 more state news stories
March 20, 2017 - 8:29am
April 25, 2016
Authorities in Pierce County seized 48 dogs from a breeding facility Friday morning, according to a release from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The dogs were taken to the Animal Humane Society in Golden Valley, Minn., for treatment. (Photo courtesy of ASPCA).
UPDATE: Elmwood man jailed after breeding facility investigated
April 25, 2016 - 8:14am