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Cook Co. man arrested for dog fighting


Eight months after major dog fighting raids in two south Georgia counties, one person has finally been arrested in the case.

In November, investigators raided a home in Cook and one in Berrien County more than 140 dogs were seized.

Many of them bore scars consistent with dog fighting injuries.

33 year old Calente Jackson is charged with dog fighting.

These are pictures from the dog raids back in November in Berrien and Cook Counties where more than 140 dogs were seized. More than 20 of those dogs were found at a Lizziemore Road home where 33-year old Calente Jackson lives. He turned himself in on July 20 and is charged with prohibited dog fighting and related activity and cruelty to animals.

Jennifer Ridley owns a pit bull and is appalled at people who fight dogs.

"They have no remorse for these animals and they don't care if they live or if they die," said Ridley.

She says a lot of people take advantage of the dog's loyalty because the dogs will do whatever it takes to please the owner.

"I hope that they find anyone else who was involved with it including people actually just watching the fights," said Ridley. "These people need to be brought to justice and prosecuted.

John Gates with the Humane Society says he's heard of dog fighting going on in Lowndes County.

"It's hard to find these dog fighting rings because they move around so much," said Gates.

He reminds people if information leads to the arrest and conviction you can get a $5,000 reward and $1,500 from an anonymous Valdosta Lowndes County Humane Society member.

There are rewards for turning in dog fighters.

If you suspect it's going on in your neighborhood, you should call the police.

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