Man charged with dog fighting after police find 10 pit bulls in his home

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Juan Zamora.
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- A southeast side man was arrested on animal cruelty and dog fighting charges after police said they found 10 pit bull dogs in deplorable conditions at his home.

Police served a dog fighting-related warrant at the home of Juan Zamora, 49, in the 9700-block of S. Avenue L on June 4. Police say they found the dogs in the home and turned them over to Animal Care and Control for treatment.

Zamora was not at home during the search but turned himself in to Chicago police on June 8, police said. He faces 10 felony counts of animal cruelty, 10 felony counts of animal owner duties and one felony count of dog fighting. He will appear in bond court Tuesday.