367 dogs seized in largest multi-state fighting raids in U.S. history

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by Bethanni Williams

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 27, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 27 at 1:01 PM

(WHAS 11)-- Authorities and animal rights advocates announced one of the largest multi-state dog fighting raids in U.S. history.

After a three year investigation, 367 dogs were seized in several southern states.

They’re now in the care of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Ten suspects were indicted on felony dog fighting charges.

Authorities also seized firearms, drugs and more than half a million dollars in cash.

The U.S. attorney said the defendants were betting between $5,000 and $200,000 on individual dog fights.
 

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