(THIS ARTICLE FOUND IN THE ARCHIVES OF WAAY31TV, BUT I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND IT IN DECATUR DAILY YET...STILL LOOKING)
2008 - Decatur Al - Investigators with the Morgan Co Drug Task Force and Decatur Animal Services only took 2 of the pit bulls in the backyard of the Southeast Decatur backyard, but at least 8 more remain. The seizure was part of an ongoing investigation. A Decatur Animal Cruelty Investigator said there was poor shelter, no rabies tags, and some of the dogs were very aggressive. The 2 dogs seized were malnourished and bear scars consistent with dogfighting. Also seized were items that resemble dogfighting training tools: HEAVY CHAINS THAT ARE OFTEN HEAVIER THAN THE DOG ARE ATTACHED TO THE DOG AND A CABLE AND THE DOG MUST RUN BACK AND FORTH ON THE CABLE TO STRENGTHEN HIS FRONT LEGS NECK AND CHEST, AND A DEVICE CALLED A "GENIE" USED TO STRENGTHEN THE PIT BULL'S JAW MUSCLES BY HAVING HIM HANG FROM A TREE WHILE BITING ON AN OBJECT. Several other items were taken. The 2 worse dogs were taken today pending other charges. It could take up to a month before actual charges are filed against the owner who remains unidentified.