47 People Arrested and 8 Dogs Rescued in Akron Dog Fighting Bust

pit-bull

While dog fighting is illegal in this country and one of the most disheartening realities, it’s also a reality that it still goes on, regardless of its illegal status. Many dogs are seriously injured and often killed in these dog fighting rings that happen more than we would like to think. Thankfully, authorities continue to crack down and break up these dog fighting rings and are able to save some canine lives. In Ohio recently, 47 people were arrested and 8 dogs were rescued in an Akron dog fighting bust last week thanks to law enforcement. Police had broken up the dog ring during an active dog fight, with participants coming from all over the country, including California, Illinois, Indiana, New York and Pennsylvania.

“It’s horrifying to see a dog ring with blood all over it and know that these people bring their dogs to be injured or killed,” said James Nice, who is the Police Chief of Akron. “This was actually a well-orchestrated fight.”

For a fight that brought people from all over, that isn’t so much shocking as it is disheartening. They had chains to hold the dogs, showers to wash off the blood, treadmills to get the dogs exercise, and even a concession stand to sell food. As disgusting as it may be, these people running it were prepared. Luckily they weren’t prepared for the raid, which probably undoubtedly saved the lives of the rescued dogs. The dogs that were rescued in the raid were pit bulls; of the eight, two of them were found to be injured. One was very emaciated, and they both suffered from multiple puncture wounds and lacerations, according to Tim Harden, a Summit County humane officer who was part of the raid. Forty seven people were arrested in connection to the dog ring and were charged with felony dog fighting. With dog fighting being illegal, it comes as no surprise that many of those arrested also had outstanding warrants for other charges as well.

What becomes of the rescued pit bull dogs from the dog ring? The Humane Society of Greater Akron will give the canines a home while criminal proceedings like court dates and such take place.

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)


Add Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

   
Fur Babies
7 Great Gift Ideas for Dads Who Love Their Furbabies
Pets With Disabilities: An Organization that Gives a Voice to Millions of Dogs
Simultaneous Proposal and Pet Adoption at ASPCA Gives New Meaning to “Meet Your Match”
No Preview
Dogfighting Victims Need Public and Political Action to Find Their Ways Home
Border Collie Boston Terrier Cane Corso Chihuahua Corgi French Bulldog German Shepherd Golden Retriever Great Dane Pit Bulls Rottweiler Siberian Husky Tibetan Mastiff
The Most Desired Designer Dogs
10 Dog Breeds That Really Love to Sleep
What Defines a Dog as Being a Spitz?
Raising a Puppy
Understanding the Special Needs and Expectations of Raising a Puppy
Beaagle puppy
How to Pick the Best Name for Your Puppy
The Difference Between Puppy, Dog and Senior Dog Food
How to Deal with Your Dog Peeing in the House
Dog sticking head out of a car
How CBD Oil Can Help Improve Your Dog’s Health
Protecting Your Pets from Poisons: What You Need to Know
Researchers 3D Print New Skull for Dog with Cancer
Five Ways to Help Local Homeless Animals When Adoption is Not An Option