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12 Pit Bulls rescued from suspected dog fighting ring

P8010053_thumb By Tamara | January 09, 2013 | Comments (2)

One of 12 dogs seized from a suspected dog fighting operation

Twelve dogs were rescued on Tuesday by Camden County Sherrifs after they searched a residence south of Woodbine, Georgia. Several of the dogs seized and taken from the property were scarred and emaciated and suspected to have been used in a dog fighting operation.

A search warrant was secured to find evidence of dogfighting, after a methamphetamine lab was shut down at the same residence on New Year's Day, according to Sheriff’s Office spokesman William Terrell said. Three people were arrested as result of the alleged drug lab discovery.

One of 12 dogs seized from a suspected dog fighting operation"They saw all those dogs out there behind the house," Terrell told the Augusta Chronicle. "Some dogs there that night were not there today."

As well as finding the dogs, officers found a suspected fighting pit and other suspected dog fighting equipment.

Due to space constraints at the Camden County Humane Society, the Atlanta Humane Society stepped in to take custody of the dogs.

The Sherrif's Office said the owner of the dogs - Domonique M. Hargrave, 32, of Kingsland - has not been charged and that the invesigation is continuing.

Norred & Associates, the Atlanta private security and investigative firm, provided support in the seizure of the dogs and evidence. The firm investigates dogfighting pro bono. Chuck Simmons, an investigator at the firm said the dogs were being kept chained on bare, wet dirt. Many of the dogs will likely have parasites. "One is in real bad shape. Some had puncture wounds." he said. "They been on thick logging chains a long time."

The video below does not have audio but shows photographs of the dogs found at the site.

 



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Comments on this Article

He needs to be charged poor babies let hope they do find a home and aren't aggressive towards other humans or dogs
I hope that charges are pending for Hargrave on the outcome of the investigation. It's nice to see security companies like Norred and Associates investigating for free. It's sad that three dogs went missing. I wonder what their fate will be.
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