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367 dogs rescued in multi-state dog fighting ring

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ALABAMA - After a three-year investigation into a dog fighting ring that spanned Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Texas, the ASPCA assisted in rescuing 367 dogs last Friday.

The ASPCA says the dogs seized ranged from young puppies to 12 years old. Officials say they were found tied up outside in extreme heat with no fresh food or water. Many dogs had wounds and scars consistent with dog fighting.

With assistance from the Humane Society of the United States, the ASPCA says the dogs were all transported to emergency shelters for treatment and behavior training.

The ASPCA says this is the second largest dog fighting raid in U.S. history.

As a result of the investigation by the FBI and U.S. Attorney's Office, ten people were arrested on felony dog fighting charges.

Officials also seized firearms, drugs, more than half-a-million dollars in cash from dog fighting gambling activity that took place.

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