Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
July 26, 2007
Thomasville-- Kim Arrington, with the Thomas county humane society says this 3 to 4 year-old pit bull is one of the sweetest dogs you'll ever meet. "She'll kiss you all day long, she's a very loving dog."
Put her in contact with other dogs, and you'll see a different side. "Some dogs she's ok with, but most she's aggressive towards," says Arrington. She say's in her experience this means, "she's dog aggressive because of where she's been fighting."
She was in bad shape when she was brought here after her owner was arrested on charges of dog fighting. "She's missing half of her lip, right here. She's got several scars. Her ears have been cut. She had so much infection in her body when we got her we didn't know if she'd make it or not," Arrington says.
Humane society director Carol Jones says they frequently get called out to bring in dogs who are injured or have obviously been fighting. "Up 'til now fines and penalties have been just slaps on the hand. People that are doing it turn right around and get back into it," says Jones.
This strong-willed pit-bull has managed to fight her way back from near death. But it might not be for long. "These dogs, their fate is to die one way or the other. In the dog fighting situations they're either going to be killed by another dog, or killed by their owners for not performing," Jones says. If her owner is convicted, the humane society will be forced to euthanize her.
"This just breaks our heart. We get so many dogs in here like this that love us, and to know their fate . . . at the end of the day we all go home and cry," says Arrington. So many have sad endings, but veryone here is hoping the recent publicity surrounding dog fighting will serve some good in the end. "This problem, this disgusting fighting situation will attract the attention it needs to get it taken care of," says Jones.
She says it will take much stiffer penalties to actually see a change. The director of the Thomas County Humane Society says they bring in dogs who have been fighting in the area, 5 or 6 times a year.