MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Law enforcement officials, animal control officers, and shelter professionals came together Wednesday to combat animal fighting in their communities.
The ASPCA and Kansas Animal Control Association hosted the event in Manhattan.
Attendees learned about animal fighting, its connection to other crimes such as drugs and weapons, and how to investigate the fighting.
"It's a steady problem, it's a secretive subculture, the normal person doesn't hear a lot about it except in the news every now and then, but it is a problem that's always there," said Terry Mills, ASPCA Blood Sports Director. "We've found it everywhere in the country."
Dog fighting is a federal felony.