Dog Fighting


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
  • Scarring
  • Training apparatus (such as weights on a dog's collar)
  • Other fighting paraphernalia

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