Northeast District police seized four malnourished dogs and equipment used to train them for fighting from a home on Erb Street early Saturday.
Police said they found the dogs about 4 a.m. while responding to a report of a burglary in progress on the street. They obtained a search warrant for the home and arrested the resident, Shannon Richardson, 34.
Charged with six violations of the Agriculture and Markets Law, he is accused of training or breeding dogs to fight, failure to provide proper sustenance for the animals and leaving them without appropriate shelter.
The dogs were turned over to the SPCA Serving Erie County.