On November 14, animal control officers in Dinwiddie, Virginia, followed a trail of blood and made a chilling discovery in the woods near a rural road. According to WTVR News, dozens of dogs were found living on chains, in pens, boxes and cages in what officers are referring to as a “dog fighting pit.”
A total of 26 dogs, including 9 puppies, were seized from the property, along with dog fighting paraphernalia, including files, scales and chains. The local authorities have opened an investigation into the situation and details surrounding the case are not yet being released. As of now, now arrests in the alleged dog fighting operation have been made and the location of the dogs seized from the property hasn’t been disclosed.
A hearing to determine ownership of the dogs is scheduled for this coming Monday.
Earlier this month, a similar situation was found in a wooded area of Adams County, Mississippi. The authorities found 35-40 pit bulls chained in a wooded area; many of the dogs were maimed and had been left to suffer.
According to a publication by the Michigan State University College of Law, dog fighting is a Class 6 Felony in the state of Virginia.
(screenshot via WTVR News)
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