UPDATE: 2 charged in connection to dog fighting and abuse investigation

UPDATE (5:30 p.m.): 6-News has learned that two people have been charged with felonies in connection to this case.

26 dogs were saved from four different houses in the Greater Lansing Area, the majority of them being pit bulls.

According to Eaton County Sheriff’s officials, investigators also seized several items that may help them further break down this dog fighting ring.

One that John Dinon, Director of the Ingham County Animal Control says, officers have been investigating since March.

Before Thursday’s bust, Dinon says, dogs from this same network were seized from 3 other homes, and he believes there are still more out there.

As far as the dogs go, Dinon says they are in a safe location right now, but they will likely have to be put down.

(WLNS) – Ingham County Animal Control, along with Eaton County Animal Control and the Lansing Police, team up for a dog fighting and abuse and neglect investigation.

6 News caught up with the investigation at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday on Lansing Avenue near Cross Street but there were other operations going on across the area as well.

Several dogs were removed from a home there while our crew was on scene.

Eaton County Animal Control says they removed 10 dogs from a house on Thackin Drive in Lansing.

Ingham County Animal Control says more information will be available today about this joint investigation.

6 News will be updating this story online and on 6 News tonight.

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