CLEVELAND -- A total of 43 live roosters and two dead ones were removed from a west side home after Cleveland Police discovered cock fighting there late Saturday afternoon.

Police were originally called to a home at W. 30th Street and Hancock Avenue for reports of dog fighting.

When officers arrived, they heard noises coming from the basement. Officers discovered 40 men involved in live cockfighting inside the home.

Area kennels were called to the home and removed 43 live roosters and another two dead ones.

The 40men were detained for questioning. The homeowner was arrested on animal cruelty and gambling charges.

Border Patrolas well asImmigrationand Customs Enforcement were also notified of the Cleveland Police investigation.