Dual Dogfighting Raids: Rescue Footage

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Following a tip from an earlier suspected dogfighting raid in Pamlico County, The Humane Society of the United States assisted the nearby Jones County Sheriff’s Office in the raid of a second alleged dogfighting operation in Pollocksville, N.C. last week. Thirty dogs were seized at the second property, bringing the total number of dogs rescued from both properties to nearly 50.

Brian Devon Tucker was arrested at the Jones County property and charged with animal cruelty and dogfighting. Law enforcement found a large amount of suspected dogfighting paraphernalia at the second property and many of the dogs had scars and fresh wounds consistent with dogfighting. The 13 rescued adult dogs and 17 rescued puppies from Jones County will be transported to the same undisclosed location as those in the Pamlico case.

”Sheriff Danny Heath has implemented a Zero Tolerance policy in Jones County in two areas; drugs and just as importantly, on animal cruelty,” said Captain Justin Eimer, chief of operations, Jones County Sheriff’s Office. “We are proud of this stance and grateful for the assistance of the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office and The Humane Society of the United States for making this joint venture possible. Dog fighting will not be tolerated in Jones County.”

The HSUS’ Animal Rescue Team was also on hand in Jones County to help law enforcement document evidence and safely remove the dogs from the property.

“We are thrilled our combined efforts in Pamlico and Jones Counties resulted in the rescue of nearly 50 dogs,” said Janette Reever, deputy manager of animal fighting investigations for The HSUS. “We are proud to assist the dedicated law enforcement officials in this community crack down on dogfighting.”

The HSUS Animal Rescue Team and Hello Bully will help provide ongoing enrichment for the dogs while they are being held as evidence.

The HSUS offers rewards of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person involved in illegal animal fighting. The HSUS asks anyone with information about animal fighting criminals to call 877-TIP-HSUS (877-847-4787). Tipsters’ identities are protected.

8 thoughts on “Dual Dogfighting Raids: Rescue Footage”

  1. Good to see several of the dogs wagging their tails and allowing people to pet them (not to mention the puppies!). Bodes well for their future after they are finished as evidence. Nice to hear, too, that the two rescue groups will give the dogs socialization in the meantime.

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  2. Hope they get to live. HSUS recommended all the Vick dogs be killed. It didn’t happen thanks to other vices in the rescue community. Watching and waiting to see the outcome for these pups.

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  3. I hope that guy get the crap beat out of him in prison, just like the poor dogs he tortured for years… makes me sick

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    • I agree with you. These poor animals are just full of love and want to be held and petted. I hope the people responsible for this abuse get to be abused themselves at the hands of animal lovers…….. too many times these abusers get away with it and start all over again. I hope this is it for this guy.

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  4. After the outcry with the Vick dogs and another large group of seized dogs that WERE put down, including a large number of puppies, the HSUS changed it’s policy on how it handles these dogs, thank god. However, I’m still not thrilled with them, as they are supporting Vick in his so called rehabilitation.

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  5. I hope the dogfighter gets beat in prison every day for the rest of his life. These are only a few of the dogs that he has been torturing for years! I am glad that these dogs got rescued. I hope that they have nothing but the best for the rest of their lives. Good job HSUS.

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