Dog Fighting Ring Busted

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- Lauren County authorities have busted a suspected
dog fighting operation in East Dublin and are working to rescue 98 dogs found at the property.

The raid began at 8 a.m. Thursday and is expected to continue into the evening.

Most of the dogs found are pit bulls.

Private investigator Greg Norred said most were emaciated and in poor condition.

He said the dogs have been living throughout several acres on the rural property and did not have any housing or food visible.

All were chained and one had lost an eye and another was missing
a leg.

Norred's company contacted the Laurens County Sheriff's Department after receiving a tip about a possible dogfighting ring at the site.

No arrests or charges have been made.


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  • by shontae Location: valdosta ga on Oct 21, 2009 at 08:26 AM
    i get bulldog mix her name is lady she good with some people but not all people if you won't to take care of dog. take care of the dog if you won't them mad let some one else take of them dog fighting is a crime you will be a arrset and trial dog ain't no toy
  • by Anonymous Location: TALLAHASSEE on Oct 17, 2009 at 02:18 AM
    Anyone who says they don't care about the breed and don't care if they are all dead is ignorat. What if someone said they didn't care about you and didn't care if you were dead. How people treat animals says a lot about a person. Most animals are better than the idiots that walm among us on a daily basis.
  • by lost Neo Location: Capitola on Oct 16, 2009 at 03:24 PM
    I had a pit mix hewas sweet. Realy good with my 3 yr. grandchild. Someone decited that I didn't need him any more and took him. Now I am afraid that they have put him in on of those dog fighting ring. He is just a lovable family dog that loved everyone.
  • by minty Location: nfla on Oct 16, 2009 at 01:32 PM
    If you euthanized all the pit-bulls on the planet they would just fight the next best breed. I don't care any for a pit and don't care if they were all dead, but that just won't solve the problem we have with ignorant people. And please don't call me ignorant because I don't care about the breed, Im not ignorant but you can call me mean. It is, after all, just my opinion. People are worse than dogs.
  • by kim Location: tallahassee on Oct 16, 2009 at 12:49 PM
    put those people in a fighting rink, so they fight for there life. pits are wonderful pets
  • by tally-man Location: tally-man on Oct 16, 2009 at 10:48 AM
    Hey Alli - go ask that guy in Thomasville about his longtime family pitbull pet that killed his little daughter about a year ago. I wouldn't trust him....
  • by georgeohwell Location: tallahassee on Oct 16, 2009 at 06:10 AM
    Heh Anonymous---dogs may have bigger brains that some of those "children we throw in jail" but dogs ARE in jail. The thugs who fight these dogs should be given the death penalty. Being poor is not being in jail. Stop whining like someone owes you something.
  • by Bulldog Lover Location: Havana, Fl on Oct 16, 2009 at 05:00 AM
    I totally agree. I own 5 bulldogs and all of them are the most loveable and protective dogs ever! This abuse must stop and arrests need to be made!
  • by Alli Location: Monticello on Oct 16, 2009 at 04:33 AM
    You're exactly right. We have a pit bulldog mix and he is the sweetest dog. He would never hurt our 4 year old but he is very protective over us if a strange comes in the house or in the yard.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 16, 2009 at 04:12 AM
    There are children in the world who blame similar circumstances on their actions, but yet we throw them in jail. What is this obsession about dogs, like they are worth more than the poor?
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