Neighbors surprised by Lawncrest dogfighting

Sheryle Nash said she never knew her family lived near a basement stained with dog blood.

“The neighborhood is already messed up,” Nash said. “I didn’t know people ever [held dogfights] around here.”

Police and Pennsylvania SPCA officers arrested two people Wednesday evening from a house on the 400-block of East Cheltenham Avenue. Animal protection officers seized eight dogs and equipment they said were used for fighting and training, including a treadmill.

Police Sgt. Jim Connell accompanied SPCA officers during the raid. Connell said the basement walls and floor were covered with dried dog blood.

“You could just smell [the blood],” Connell said. “It was terrible.”

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