Thursday, July 9, 2009

30 Arrested 200 Dogs Seized: Dogfighting Raids

As many as 350 dogs were seized (at least 200) and about 30 people arrested during raids in five states Wednesday that animal welfare groups are calling the largest simultaneous raids of dogfighting operations in the U.S.

U.S. attorneys in four of the states announced related indictments accusing 26 people of cruelties ranging from denying animals medical treatment to shooting dogs in the head when they didn't fight well, then throwing their carcasses into a river or burning them in a barrel.

The 30 Arrests and over 200 dogs seized make this a record breaking dogfighting raid.

Task forces of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies conducted the raids and made arrests in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Texas and Oklahoma following a more than year-long investigation prompted by information gathered by the Humane Society of Missouri.


Blogger CLAUD said...

It's about time something is being done! Dog fighting has been going on for way too long.
These poor animals have no choice maybe now they can have a little lovin for the lucky ones.

July 9, 2009 at 12:22 PM


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