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Press Release – Cockfighting Suspect Raided

Humane Society at Lollypop Farms

 

 

99 Victor Rd. * P.O. Box 299
Fairport, NY 14450
716-223-1330 x236
web: www.lollypop.org
email: info@lollypop.org
Contact: Sandy Christiansen
Date: October 16, 2001
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cockfighting Suspect Raided

The Humane Society at Lollypop Farm Animal Cruelty Investigators raided the farm of Miguel DeJesus at 157 Rte. 441 in Walworth yesterday, seizing 68 roosters and hens suspected of being involved in cockfighting. Investigators confiscated numerous items commonly associated with cockfighting, including training paraphernalia, supplements and medications.

The raid is the result of an ongoing investigation by Animal Cruelty Investigator Ron Storm. The penalty for animal fighting is up to a $25,000 fine and/or 4 years in jail. In 1995, DeJesus also faced felony charges for Permitting Animal Fighting on his property in Genesee County.

The chickens will be held at Lollypop Farm until the court matter is settled.

Any information regarding animal fighting, cruelty and neglect should be reported to the animal cruelty hotline at (716) 223-6500. Calls are treated confidentially and rewards are available for information about animal fighting that leads to an arrest.


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99 Victor Road
Fairport, NY 14450
585-223-1330

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