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Kevin Taylor, 33, has been sentenced to 3 years in prison on 62 charges of animal cruelty and dog fighting. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office)

Man Gets 3 Years For Running South Suburban Dogfighting Ring

Police called it one of the worst animal abuse cases in Illinois and on Wednesday, after four years, a 33-year-old man was sentenced to 3 years in prison on dozens of charges of animal abuse.

CBS 2–12/14/2011

Al "Boogie" Clemons

Wisconsin Man Caught In Sting Trying To Sell Dog For Fights

A man came all the way from Wisconsin to sell his pit bull for dogfighting, and he likely won’t be going home anytime soon.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2011

Michael Vick

Eagles’ Vick Re-Signs With Nike

Nike re-signed Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick to an endorsement deal Friday, nearly four years after dropping him amid his legal troubles.

CBS Chicago–07/01/2011

Julius Peppers and Michael Vick

Animal Group Buys Former Vick Dogfighting Compound

An animal rights group bought NFL star Michael Vick’s former dogfighting compound on Friday and plans to turn it into a rehabilitation center for chained and penned dogs.

05/28/2011

Julius Peppers and Michael Vick

Vick To Appear On Oprah This Thursday

Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Michael Vick is set to be a guest on the Chicago-based “Oprah Winfrey Show.”

02/14/2011

Maywood Dogfight

Rescued Pit Bulls On Road To Recovery

Two pit bulls rescued from a Maywood dog fight are on the road to recovery.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2011

Maywood Dogfight

Sheriff Busts Dogfight In Progress In Maywood

Seven people were arrested and two wounded pit bulls rescued by sheriff’s police who raided a dogfight in progress in the west suburbs last week.

01/03/2011

Michael Vick

Tucker Carlson: Vick ‘Should Have Been ‘Executed’

The Eagles are more worried about Michael Vick’s injured leg than another attack on his dogfighting past.

12/29/2010

Photo Of Gary Friederich. (Cook County Sheriff Photo)

Pet Owners Left In Limbo After Vet’s Arrest

Pet owners whose animals were treated by a veterinarian whose license was suspended in a dogfighting investigation are left to wonder what treateent–or lack of treatment–their pets really received.

WBBM Newsradio–12/20/2010

Gary Friederich (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Vet Targeted In Sting Aided Suspected Dogfights

Police say Dr. Gary Friederich turned a blind eye when dogs were brought to him and he was told they were used in illegal fights.

12/03/2010