A pit bull’s lip is half held in place by crude homemade stitches used to patch him together. Another pit bull’s eye is ringed with scars. And another cowers in the presence of humans.
York County Animal Shelter manager Steve Stuber calls these the tell tale signs of dog fighting. He says, “It was as bad as I’ve seen.” The dogs were seized as evidence Saturday night from a property in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
According to a Sheriff’s report, the first deputy to arrive witnessed a man carrying a black dog by its throat towards the woods. Investigators say they found what they described as a dirt dog fighting pit and a badly mauled pit bull just outside the pit located not far from the home.
The injured dogs are currently in the possession of York County Animal Control. Nearly 30 other dogs were quarantined at the home. No arrests have been made, but the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information regarding the incident should contact the York County Sheriff’s office at 803-628-3059.