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4 charged in NY dogfighting ring; 29 dogs seized

NEW YORK (AP) - An Upper Manhattan building superintendent, a veterinary worker and two other men have been charged with running a dogfighting ring after authorities said an identity theft investigation yielded an animal-abuse case.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.'s office says investigators seized 29 pit bulls and other dogs this fall from cages, a closet and elsewhere in the men's homes. Vance calls it a case of "horrific animal abuse."

Lawyers for three of the men say their clients deny the charges. A message was left for the fourth man's lawyer.

Cal Dymowski

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