Suspects Sought After Discovery of Pit Bull “Killing Field”

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According to authorities, dog fighting is commonplace in Pemiscot County Missouri, and police are seeking the person(s) responsible for running a local fighting ring after the discovery of a pit bull “killing field” in Hayti.

A total of nine dogs were discovered in a vacant lot on Sunday. Four of the nine were dead, and the remaining dogs bore tell-tale signs of fighting, their faces and legs scarred from countless battles fought for the sake of man’s entertainment. Rescuers returned the following day and discovered two more dogs – one dead, one clinging to life.

The Caruthersville Humane Society and Hayti Police are hoping the public will assist with information regarding the dogs and their owner. The Hayti PD can be reached at (573) 359-1259.