Police find suspected dogfighting ring

Six emaciated pit bulls with bite wounds taken from home

December 11, 2010|By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore city police say they discovered a suspected dog fighting ring while conducting a drug raid at a home near Druid Hill Park on Friday night, and six animals were seized from the dwelling.

Det. Kevin Brown, a police spokesman, said police found six pit bulls, ranging in age from a three-month-old puppy to an elderly dog, while undertaking a drug raid at a home on the 2300 block of Edgemont Avenue in the Parkview/Woodbrook neighborhood Friday evening. All of the dogs had bite wounds, he said, and several had severe scarring. The dogs appeared emaciated, and their bones could be seen clearly through their coats, Brown said.

Police also found drug paraphernalia at the site. The animals were seized by officials from the city's animal control agency, and Brown said police are investigating the incident.

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