Dog fighting in public and private locations in the City is prohibited, and is a felony offense. Dogs which are clearly being used for, and trained to, fight are considered to be a public nuisance in the City and will be seized by the City.
Reporting Dog Fighting
If a dog fight is observed immediately contact the Police at 9-1-1.If you are suspicious of dog fighting, contact DSI at 651-645-3953 during business hours, or the Police Department at 651-291-1111 during non-business hours.
Evidence of Dog Fighting
Evidence of fighting or training a dog to fight includes:
- Fresh wounds
- Training apparatus (such as weights on a dog's collar)
- Other fighting paraphernalia