CLEVELAND, Ohio --
A fundraiser was held at the Tremont Tap House Thursday night for the 27 dogs that were rescued from an east side home in December.
Cleveland police believe 33-year-old Collin Rand, Jr. was using the animals as part of a dog-fighting ring. He'll appear in court Friday to face multiple charges of cruelty to animals.
Since being saved from inhumane conditions, the dogs have been recovering at the City of Cleveland Kennel. Many of the pooches have already found loving homes.
Proceeds from Thursday's benefit will go toward medical expenses for the rescued dogs. Some of them still need basic health care such as heartworm tests, Rabies shots or spay/neuter.
*If you are interested in making a donation or adopting one of the dogs, click HERE.
For monetary contributions, address checks to:
"Friends of the Cleveland Kennel" with "Hope for the 27" in the notes section.
Friends of the Cleveland Kennel
P.O. Box 770423
Lakewood, Ohio 44107