Nassau County police say they busted a dog fighting location while responding to a noise complaint.
It happened Friday night about 11 p.m. in New Cassel
Officers responded to 721 Broadway. When they got there they found about 15-20 people running out of the garage.
Cops found a home made wooden dog fighting ring in the garage, containing two pit bulls in bloody, wounded condition.
They went into the house and found numerous dog crates throughout the house, two treadmills for training dogs and several bottles containing penicillin and steroids.
The Town of North Hempstead Department of Public Safety Animal Control removed 18 pit bulls to the Town of North Hempstead Shelter.
No further information is available on the dogs' condition at this time.
Police arrested Monica Christopher, 38, who lives in the home.
Christopher is facing animal fighting charges. She was arraigned on Sunday, January 26, 2013 in Hempstead.
Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Dale has been ousted and replaced after an investigation by the district attorney. The investigation was over a report that Dale told cops to pull over a county bus and arrest a witness involved in an election year dispute, according to Newsday.
Police have cited a Long Island woman for allegedly neglecting her two dogs, authorities said. A Suffolk County cop and an SPCA worker on Wednesday responded to a 911 call to the Deer Park home of Sharon Martinez, 55, where they found two pit bulls, Nina and Papa, severely emaciated and chained to a tree in the back yard, police said.