Humane society, MSP find more than 150 roosters at River Rouge home

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

The Michigan Humane Society and Michigan State Police rescued more than 150 roosters from a River Rouge home Wednesday as part of an investigation into an alleged cockfighting ring, officials said.

The birds were found at a home on Oak Street following a search warrant, the humane society reported.

It it unclear if anyone was inside the house, the group said in a statement. Other details on the case were not released Wednesday night.

No arrests have been made, Anna Chrisman, a spokeswoman for MHS, told The Detroit News. "We’re still compiling evidence and going through the investigative process."

The roosters have been transported to a humane society facility for treatment, Chrisman said.

Anyone with information in the alleged ring can call the Michigan Humane Society investigative team at (313) 872-3401.

Wednesday's finding came more than a month after the group and Detroit police served a warrant at a home on the city's southwest side, where they recovered 80 birds that were part of a suspected cockfighting breeding and training center.