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Suspected dogfighting operation raided in Pamlico County

Posted August 4, 2011

— Pamlico County authorities seized 17 dogs from a suspected dogfighting operation just outside of New Bern on Thursday.

In the raid on 5748 Florence Road, authorities found suspected dogfighting paraphernalia and many of the dogs had scars consistent with dogfighting. 

The Human Society's Animal Rescue Team safely removed the dogs from the property and transported them to an undisclosed location.

The raid was the result of a three-year investigation by the Pamlico County Sheriff's Office, with the assistance of Pamlico County Animal Control and The Humane Society.

No charges have been filed.


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  • Tax Man Aug 4, 2011

    Another dog cruelty story - that is 3 on WRAL today. What is going on????

  • ebbeck Aug 4, 2011

    Why haven't charges been file??? WHO does this land belong to???? NO EXCUSE for this being
    Allowed. NONE

  • NotFromHere Aug 4, 2011

    Had this been a child abuse case would it have taken them three years to do their invesitgation. I sure hope not.

  • Dagn Aug 4, 2011

    All the members of the Pamlico County Sheriff's Office should be fired. What possible reason would cause an investigation to take three years except pure incompetence.

  • maybelle Aug 4, 2011

    Its 53 miles from New Bern, don't know how you can say its just out side of New Bern. Hello

  • caryzoo Aug 4, 2011

    It took 3 years to investigate this? Huh???

  • diamondintherough Aug 4, 2011

    Three years!? Those poor dogs!! I am sure that many died during the three year sting operation. Hmmm was law enforcement in on kick backs?

  • crypt5302 Aug 4, 2011

    3 years...That amount of time I sure hope they brought down the ring leader and all the chiefs or I would say this mission was far from successful.. Glad they were able to save some dogs...

  • Rebelyell55 Aug 4, 2011

    Three years!!!

  • tewc Aug 4, 2011

    3 years really.......