Dogs purchased with stolen credit card recovered

An investigation into the purchase of dogs with stolen credit cards from St. Clair County Area breeders has lead authorities to suspects in Metro Detroit. The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office says the investigation started after English Bulldogs were purchased from Mussey and China Township breeders with credit cards in February. In both instances, the purchaser left with the dogs before the transaction was flagged as fraudulent. Further investigation lead officials to a house in Ecorse, Michigan where ten English and French Bulldogs were discovered. The animals, some in poor conditions, were taken to an area animal shelter. In addition to the St. Clair County transactions, dogs were also recovered from three other states. The man whose home was raided claimed he owned the dogs, the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate as two dogs from Mussey Township remain missing.