Allegedly abused dogs found in Chicago home

January 17, 2008 10:25:45 AM PST
Police are searching for a homeowner after firefighters found several dogs that were allegedly abused in a Chicago home Thursday morning. Firefighters were called to the home in the 3400-block of West Harrison to battle a small fire. After putting out the fire, they discovered seven dogs in the basement of the home. The dogs were all alive but some of them were in cages and appeared to be injured.

Police say there was a dog fighting book and a treadmill in the home.

"It's like they don't love and care for the animals, just really care for them. They are doing it for a purpose. I think that's really wrong," said Clairetta Davis, neighbor.

Animal control officers took the dogs because of alleged animal abuse.

The animals that were severely injured could possibly be euthanized.