Dogfighting Ring Busted in South Philadelphia – Yes, It’s Still Happening

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Philadelphia police arrested 14 people after busting up a dog fight in process. The two dogs, both pit bull mixes, that were fighting were immediately taken to the Pennsylvania SPCA (PSPCA) and rushed to a shelter hospital. Two additional dogs were found the following day in vehicles of the people arrested and brought to the PSPCA as well. They are being evaluated and receiving necessary treatment. All are in stable condition.

PSPCA posted on Facebook, “The Pennsylvania SPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement Team broke up a dog fight in progress in south Philadelphia late Saturday, March 10. Our team’s investigation led us to the location, where we surveilled the property. Once it was clear that the location indeed was hosting a dogfight, we requested backup assistance from Philadelphia Police to help stop the fight in progress.”

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After further searching, police uncovered drugs, guns, cash, and a wooden fighting ring. All of these things led them to believe the suspects were running a dog fighting operation.

Nicole Wilson, Director of the Humane Law Enforcement at the PSPCA stated, “Cases like this remind us that, while we may not always hear about it, dog fighting is still happening in the city of Philadelphia. Our team has boots on the ground 365 days a year, investigating cases like this and working to bring those involved to justice. We are grateful to the Philadelphia Police Department for their assistance in this case and will work to prosecute these offenders to the fullest extent of the law.”

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CBS Philly reported this story. Watch it below.

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It is unbelievable that dog fighting is still happening. The poor dogs that suffer and are killed need justice! Dog fighting needs to end!

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Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast who lives in West Michigan. Her horse and 3 dogs are her children. She loves to write and share her knowledge of equine and canine nutrition. In her spare time she likes to volunteer with animal rescues, camp with her husband and dogs, and trail ride with her horse.
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