Two years of investigation drew to a close last week when 161 indictments were handed down to six people who had been running a dog fighting operation in New Site, Alabama.
A total of 55 dogs, mostly Pit Bulls, were rescued from three different sites, but three had to be put down because they were in such bad shape. One dog died before he could be euthanized.
“There’s no telling how much the dogs from this case suffered before they were rescued, so we thank Alabama law enforcement for taking action on their behalf,” Janette Reever, deputy manager of dog-fighting investigations for the Humane Society of the United States said. “Dog-fighting is a despicable criminal enterprise, and we won’t stop working with authorities to eradicate it from wherever it festers.”
“They’re truly trauma victims,” she said. “They need to decompress, to get over the trauma of what they’ve been through before they can be placed in a forever home.”
Four men and two women are being held in the Tallapoosa County Jail. A trial date has not yet been set. Because most of the suspects have criminal histories, they may not be able to be bailed out and will have to stay in jail until trial. Isn’t that a shame?
Read more about the suspects on Alex City Outlook and watch this space for updates.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!