BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Officials in southern Mississippi say that 24 injured pit bulls from a suspected dog fighting ring are being treated and evaluated to see if they can be adopted.
The Sun-Herald reports that George County Sheriff Keith Havard says they were taken Saturday to a temporary shelter and will receive medical care and “behavioral enrichment” from veterinarians until they can be put up for adoption.
The dogs were rescued Wednesday from a George County home.
Dixie Adoptables, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Southern Hinds County Animal Shelter were called in to assist.
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WLOX reports that Angie Green from Dixie Adoptables called it a “horrible situation.”