Saturday, January 22, 2011

DECATUR AL-INVESTIGATION INTO POSSIBLE DOG FIGHTING -2 DOGS SEIZED -8 DOGS LEFT IN BACKYARD

(THIS ARTICLE FOUND IN THE ARCHIVES OF WAAY31TV, BUT I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND IT IN DECATUR DAILY YET...STILL LOOKING)

http://www.waaytv.com/news/local/story/2-pit-Bulls-Seized-From-Possible-dogfighting/C


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.

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