Dog Fighting - It's Against the Law

Ingham County has zero tolerance for Animal Cruelty.

Dog fighting is a felony violation of the Michigan State Law and can be investigated by any Michigan

Law enforcement agency.  Our Animal Control Officers investigate dog fighting.  Call (517) 676-8370

or our Dog Fighting Tip Line  (517) 676-8376.  You can leave a confidential message on the Dog Fighting

Tip Line.  Please leave the following information on the
Tip Line:  house address or description, description of

animals, description of individuals, description of vehicles, time and date of event

 Ingham County Animal Control - Enforcement Hours

Monday - 7:30-3:30

Tuesday-Friday 7:30-7:30

Saturday             8 AM - 4 PM

Sunday, County Holidays   CLOSED

If the fighting is occurring after our regular operational hours, contact your local Police agency.

Dog fighters are often involved with gambling, drugs and prostitution.  Various police agencies will assist each

other on a case.  It is important but not absolutely necessary you become involved.  When you call we can discuss

the extent of your involvement.

Dog fighting affects us all.  Often the animals used to train fighting dogs are innocent pets stolen from

neighborhoods.  The defenseless animals are used as bait, to taunt the aggressive fighting dogs to attack

and kill.  The victims are often small breed dogs, cats and kittens.  Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for

these animals to be found or purchased through "free to good home" pet ads or stolen from their own front yards.

 The Law