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ANDERSON, Ind.–Dogs and chickens that were seized from a property in Madison County are suspected to have been trained and used for animal fighting.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office says they were called to a property in the 2100 block of South Rangeline Road at around 10 am Tuesday. That is close to Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing and Casino. Police say the property owner has had “numerous” past complaints and court citations for animal neglect.

One of the deputies said he could see at least three dogs chained up on the property along with a large cage with chickens that appeared to be groomed for fighting. In total, they found eight pit bulls and six chickens and hens on the property. The dogs were chained to makeshift shelters.

Police say some of the dogs had injuries and all of them were malnourished.

The animals were taken to the Animal Protection League in Anderson.

Investigators say they have identified a person of interest, but they could use any and all help. If you have any information, be sure to call Crimestoppers or the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.

An announcement from the Animal Protection League