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D. A. studies dog fighting case

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –  The Alapaha Judicial Circuit District Attorney will decide whether to file any criminal charges after those dog raids we told you about Tuesday, during which 122 dogs were rescued.

22 dogs were taken from a Lizziemore Road home in Cook County. 100 were also seized from property on Deer Run in Berrien County. District attorney Cathy Helms tells us she'll review the case next week.

After all the dogs are evaluated, charges could be filed. A private investigation firm initiated the investigation and says many of the pit bulls had severe scarring consistent with dog fighting.

"There is really no bad breed out there. There are just bad owners bad dog owners," said John Gates with the Humane Society of Valdosta-Lowndes County.

"Dog fighting, it's everywhere right now," said Volunteer Animal Cruelty Task Force Coordinator Melissa Alderman. "It's just a really terrible thing. Dog fighting is the worst form of animal cruelty there is."

Melissa Alderman says dog fighting is prevalent in Georgia. Norred and Associates initiated the investigation after they received several tips about dog fighting in the area.


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