A Genesee County man is facing countless charges including animal abuse and dog fighting. 

Bruce Cayton, 32, was charged with 17 felonies in court today. Police believe Cayton has been behind a dog fighting ring in the area for nearly 10 years. Authorities were led to Cayton after an anonymous tip last month about pit bulls being chained outside of an abandoned house. Reports indicate the dogs were being transported in trunks every few weeks to different fight locations.

Police were able to rescue 11 dogs. All eleven dogs were treated at Genesee County for malnourishment and fight injuries. Reports indicate all of the dogs will be available for adoption in the future. Big props to Sheriff Pickell and all of the officers involved in this case.