More Than 20 Pups Saved From Dogfighting Cop

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There’s a new, disturbing twist in the story about the dogfighting ring that was busted in the Bronx over the weekend. Authorities have discovered that, Israel Cuevas, a New Jersey corrections officer who was arrested along with six others last week for participating in dogfights, had 20 pitbulls – 12 of them puppies – living in the basement of his home. The pups were seized while authorities continue their investigation. Let’s hope all of the dogs are adopted into loving homes. NYC police saved 16 adult pitbulls over the weekend from a Bronx building that served as a dogfighting ring, many of the dogs were bruised and bleeding. The pups lived in squalor in wooden cages and were forced to fight. One of the pups died on the way to the animal control center. It’s just so horrible. Most of the adult dogs will be euthanized unless a rescue group attempts to rehabilitate them. Let’s hope the latter happens. To watch NBC’s update on the story, click here  http://video.wnbc.com/player/?id=266070

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June 19, 2008. Tags: , , , . Animals.

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