Dog fighting is under the spotlight as NFL star Mike Vick faces federal charges for the crime. But the illegal sport is happening in Wichita too.
Animal control officers say they are having problems catching dog fighting rings in the act, but they know it's happening. They find dog tread mills used for conditioning, antibiotics and steroids and dog pits used for fighting.
Wichita Animal Services director Dennis Graves says it's a horrific crime that needs to be stopped. " It's a barbaric type of crime and people that are doing that should be punished."
Graves says it's mostly teens running the dog fighting in Wichita. If you suspect someone of training dogs to fight call police right away.