More Than 360 Dogs Rescued, 11 People Arrested in Crackdown on Multi-State Dog Fighting Ring

In what authorities are calling the second-biggest dog fighting bust in U.S. history, state and federal agents executed 13 search warrants in Georgia and Alabama on Friday. Some 367 dogs were rescued and 11 people taken into custody:

Along with the 367 pit bull terriers, agents seized guns, narcotics, drugs used to train and treat the dogs and other evidence of dog fighting, authorities said.

They also seized $500,000 in the operation, and Beck said the defendants would bet $5,000 to $200,000 on a single fight.

One yard alone had 114 chained dogs without water or food. Thank goodness there are people looking out for these animals and willing to put their lives on the lien to save them.

Click here for the full story. See more photos and video at the Montgomery Advertiser.


Wounds in various stages of healing were visible on many of the dogs.
Photo via ASPCA

3 thoughts on “More Than 360 Dogs Rescued, 11 People Arrested in Crackdown on Multi-State Dog Fighting Ring”

  1. I am SO glad that these beauties are rescued and that their abusers will face justice. The unseen victims of this rescue are the 360 plus shelter babies who will die because these sweet dogs have been saved and organizations have to spend their short resources on their care There is no punishment harsh enough for the human monsters who caused this pain, suffering and death.

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