Over 50 Dogs Rescued and 5 Arrested in Fighting Rings

“Today marks the beginning for these dogs – they’ll never again have to fight for entertainment or live at the end of a chain,” said Janette Reever, of the humane society.

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Two major dog fighting rings have been busted in Maryland and Alabama, leading to 5 arrests and the rescue of 56 dogs and puppies.

A major dog fighting ring in Baltimore was busted when investigators rescued 25 dogs from a home with blacked-out basement windows.

Blood splattered on carpets and walls. An actual ring where the dogs were being fought. Dogs were chained to the walls,” said Baltimore City Police Detective Patrick Huter.

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Eleven dogs and four puppies were chained up inside. One dog was found dead.

One of them…was missing a leg. That one died. Other dogs had bits and pieces of their ears, blood dripping. I don’t even think he cleaned them up,” said Tandre Bey, referring to one of the men arrested.

Police were led to that location after serving a search warrant on a first residence, which provided enough evidence to conduct a search of the second. Five people were arrested, and at least three of them will be facing charges of animal abuse.

Thirty-one dogs and puppies were discovered to be living in abominable conditions on three properties in Tallapoosa County, Alabama after raids were conducted for suspected dog-fighting operations. Most were chained up, and had injuries consistent with fighting.

“Today marks the beginning for these dogs – they’ll never again have to fight for entertainment or live at the end of a chain,” said Janette Reever, the deputy manager of animal fighting investigations for the humane society. “We’re grateful to Alabama law enforcement for their continued efforts to end dog fighting and for allowing us to help rescue these dogs.”

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The dogs are now receiving veterinary care and will be evaluated for placement when the case is concluded. There is no word on whether or not any arrests have been made.

“We’re determined to put an end to the barbaric practice of dog fighting in our state,” New Site Police Chief John McKelvey said in the release. “We couldn’t have saved these dogs without the help of The Humane Society of the United States and the Montgomery Humane Society.”

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9 thoughts on “Over 50 Dogs Rescued and 5 Arrested in Fighting Rings

  1. This is not how dogs…or any animals should live! Thank you for rescuing them. There have to be harder repercussions to those that abuse…

  2. I seriously want to be on the jury of anybody arrested for fighting dogs or any other animal for that matter.

  3. It hurts to see dogs treated like that. I’m glad that they were able to be rescued.A big thank you to, New Site Police The Humane Society of the United States and the Montgomery Humane Society for rescuing them.

  4. pits are the upmost beautiful breed..in every face one can mirror oneself. my heart goes out to the rescuers.thank you for all the wonderful work you do. greetings from berlin/germany . we are not allowed to have pits anymore ;(

  5. Chain those mother f’ers to a tree in the middle of the woods with their hands tied behind their backs! I’d like to see these people suffer a slow miserable end!!!

  6. The 4th picture really strikes me. I would like to point out that this dog is so close to this man’s face and from I can tell there are no signs of aggression. He is looking at this man saying “get me the hell outta here”. So to the people who wanna ASSUME that all fighting pits are a waste of time to rehabilitate…TAKE A LOOK, they deserve a chance!

  7. To all who saved them the police and humane society for savings saving them that probably,New LOVE,AND KINDNESS

  8. I’m glad those 5 people got what they deserved! It’s not right for a man to have his dogs doing his fighting for “entertainment”, or keep them chained up. I’d like to chain up whoever did that and let them see how it feels. Dog-Fighting is barbaric, not a sport. I’m glad that those dogs at least will never have to suffer for man’s pleasure and I’m glad that they’ll no longer spend another day on a ridiciously heavy chain to a sloppy dog-house by those low-lifes. I am also sorry that a puppy had it’s life cut short, but at least he’s not suffering anymore, which is very important, though I would have liked to hear that he was adopted by a loving owner or family and living a long happy life with a owner or family who will five him the love he has never knowed. I hope someday we’ll never have to hear cases like this or other cruelty cases again.

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