FORT GAY, W.Va. — An anonymous tip led to 131 roosters being saved from a cockfighting operation in Fort Gay this week, according to authorities.
After an investigation prompted by the tip to Huntington Cabell Wayne Animal Shelter Director Scott Iseli, a team of local authorities raided the suspected cockfighting operation in Fort Gay Tuesday. Huntington Cabell Wayne humane officers along with the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department served a search warrant on a property where they suspected birds used for cockfighting were bred and housed.
They discovered 131 live birds and three dead birds, as well as knives, gaffs and other equipment associated with cockfighting and numerous cockfighting trophies. Several birds and the paraphernalia were seized as evidence.
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Department arrested one individual on felony drug possession charges and 10 counts of misdemeanor animal cruelty…