Suspected dog fighting ring busted

April 19, 2008 3:42:58 PM PDT
More than a dozen dogs, allegedly bred for fighting, were taken from a West Kensington home this afternoon. SPCA officials were called to the 3300 block of H Street just before 2:00. They found 20 pit bulls and one cat, housed in kennels in the backyard. The animals were scarred, some had opened wounds.

Drugs, ammunition and large amounts of cash were also found inside the house.

Officers say the homeowner, Terrence Hayward, is wanted for murder. He and his wife are also facing animal cruelty charges.