Boston Police report officers with a search warrant teamed up with the MSPCA yesterday to rescue five "endangered" pit bulls from 5 Toledo Terrace - where a man was shot on Wednesday.
Police say that in addition to the dogs, police found "equipment used for training dogs for fighting," along with other items "used in the training and breeding of dogs for the purposes of dog fighting."
Also seized: "A significant amount of marijuana," marijuana packaging labels and a high-capacity gun magazine.
Javier Ruperto, 42, was charged with operating an illegal kennel, tethering and confinement of animals, animal cruelty, training and possession of animals, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and assault and battery on a police officer, police say.
Ruperto was arrested on similar fighting-dog charges in 2014.