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Sheriff: 10 dogs rescued, found with dog fighting equipment

September 20, 2018

ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff says 10 dogs discovered with dog fighting equipment have been rescued.

Sheriff Cecil Cantrell tells news outlets that deputies received a call Wednesday morning about dogs tied up at the end of a field. The tip led them to find the nine pit bulls and a bait dog with no water and little food.

Cantrell says the equipment as well as needles and horse medicine to inject the dogs with to build muscles were seized. They also found several scars on the dogs and bones of other dogs at the property.

The animals will be taken to local shelters.

The sheriff says deputies have a person of interest they are looking for in the case.

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Information from: WCBI-TV, http://www.wcbi.com

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