19 Apr '11, 12am

Pennsylvania Officials Bust Huge Dogfighting Ring, Rescue 32 Dogs

Pennsylvania Officials Bust Huge Dogfighting Ring, Rescue 32 Dogs

"The Police and the SPCA actually saw people watching the dogfight, and they saw the dogfight in progress," she says. "This never happens. Generally we find evidence afterwards — we find evidence of the training and the treatment and, unfortunately, the abuse that the animals suffer. But to actually find a fight in progress was pretty amazing. The evidence is overwhelming." Pennsylvania SPCA spokeswoman Wendy Marano says the bust is significant. "We got some of the high-end organizers, some of the key people who have big names out on the street in dogfighting," Marano says. "Also just the sheer number of the animals that we took in — we've taken in 32 animals, and that certainly is the largest." Marano says while the case makes its way through the system, the dogs being held as evidence will rack up a bill. "It's about $20 a day just to hold an animal as part of a humane l...

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