Hundreds of pit bulls freed in dog fighting ring bust


Photos: Hundreds of pit bulls freed in dog fighting ring bust

Posted on: 4:42 pm, August 26, 2013, by

  • 367 Dogs rescued in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia
  • 367 Dogs rescued in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia
  • 367 Dogs rescued in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia
  • 367 Dogs rescued in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia
  • 367 Dogs rescued in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia
  • 367 Dogs rescued in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia
  • 367 Dogs rescued in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia
  • 367 Dogs rescued in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia
  • 367 Dogs rescued in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia
  • 367 Dogs rescued in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia

(CNN) — A major dog fighting ring operating through the South has lost its bark and bite, thanks to the work of feds, police and animal welfare groups.

They rescued 367 pit bull terriers in Alabama and Georgia. Authorities arrested 11 people on Friday for violations of the federal dog fighting and gambling statutes.

Warrants were executed and arrests were made in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Texas. The dogs were taken to temporary shelters in undisclosed locations.

“It’s really a sad day to me and a sad day of affairs in the state of Alabama to have to even indulge in this type of criminal activity and prosecution,” said U.S. Attorney George L. Beck Jr.

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“These dog fighters abuse, starve and kill their dogs for the supposed ‘fun’ of watching and gambling on a dogfight. Their behavior is deplorable, will not be tolerated, and will be punished to the full extent of the law.”

Beck said the suspects, if convicted, could face “lengthy” prison terms.

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