Pit Bulls in County Custody

By Julie Montanaro
October 10, 7:15 p.m

Fourteen pit bulls seized in a dog fighting raid earlier this summer will never fight in the ring again.

A judge has just awarded custody of the dogs to Leon County.

Animal Control Director Richard Zeigler says the pit bulls will now go through a battery of behavior tests to see if they can be adopted or if they will have to be euthanized.

The dogs' owners are facing charges for dog fighting and animal cruelty. This week a judge also ordered them to pay some $8,000 for care the dogs have received at the Animal Service Center.