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Louisville resident Kareem Garner charged with running a dog fighting ring

By meerna Jun25,2024
Louisville resident Kareem Garner charged with running a dog fighting ring

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (FOX 56) – The Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) says it is “relieved” after an anonymous tip led to the rescue of four dogs.

“There is a very specific anonymous whistleblower whom we would like to thank personally,” the department said in a statement on Monday.


According to LMPD, the department received a “very detailed tip” accusing 47-year-old Kareem Garner of running a “full-scale dogfighting organization” here in Louisville. Initial investigation revealed that this had been going on for some time and that his position in the dogfighting world was considered “prolific.”

Police maintain that Garner was well known in the region for dog fighting and are “relieved that he has been charged with multiple crimes.”

A search warrant was issued for his home in the 1300 block of Lillian Avenue, and LMPD said, “What we found was disgusting.”

According to court documents, two male and two female pit bull-like dogs were found in Garner’s home, either in separate cages or attached to log chains.

“The four dogs we took over were in a terrible condition and were living in cages infected with feces or trapped in mud at leg level. Several puppies have heartworms,” LMPD said. “We found supplements and medications, weighted collars, scales, carpet grinders, dog fighting documents, spring posts and other evidence indicating dog fighting.”

The department said all four dogs are currently at Louisville Metro ANimal Service and receiving necessary care.

Garner was arrested and charged with four counts of dog fighting and four counts of second-degree animal cruelty. He is scheduled to appear in court on July 12.

By meerna

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