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New York City police crack down on dog-fighting establishments in the Fourth Precinct.

New York City Police raid on a dog fighting establishment, December 1, 1866, artist's impression.
12/01/1866

The new Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals continued to have an influence in New York City when the New York Police Department raided a Saturday night sporting house on Water Street that featured dog fighting and arrested its organizers. Included among those detained were Christoper Kilbourn, known locally as "Kit Burns," who was the area's notorious "sporting" entrepreneur. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"The Arrest of Kit Burns and Others for Dog-Fighting," Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, December 22, 1866, p. 217 .

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