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On Monday officials raided a home in Plant City, Florida, where they found 26 pit bulls housed in the back yard in makeshift kennels. The dogs were part of a suspected dog-fighting ring. They were found in deplorable conditions and suffering from cuts and other bloody wounds. Though no arrests have been made, animal control removed the animals.
Though some of the dogs are severely injured, all of the animals are expected to survive their injuries and are currently being cared for by Hillsborough County Animal Services.
The incident is still under investigation by animal welfare officials and charges are pending against the residents of the home.
The dogs themselves are facing an uncertain future. Once their physical wounds have healed they must still be evaluated for how traumatized they are by their experience as fighting dogs.
For now the dogs just radiate joy and relief at no longer being weighed down by heavy chains and confined to tiny wooden kennels.
Source: Mail Online
Laurie Kay Olson
Animal News Blogger