by The Associated Press
Saturday, June 5, 2010
KODIAK, Alaska -- Police in Kodiak have seized 14 roosters they believe were being raised for cockfighting.
The roosters were found in a home Thursday after a noise complaint from a neighbor tipped police.
Police Chief T.C. Kamai tells radio station KMXT they also found paraphernalia indicating the roosters were being bred for fighting. But he says there's no direct evidence that fights were being held in the home.
Kamai expects charges to be filed against at least one suspect next week. Pitting animals in fights is a felony, punishable by a fine up to $50,000 and five years in prison.
The Kodiak Humane Society is caring for the roosters.