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Three juveniles charged with dog-fighting

Posted February 2, 2009

— A 14-year-old and two 16-year-olds from Wayne County have been charged with dog-fighting in unrelated investigations dating to last summer, authorities said Monday.

In one case, investigators found evidence of dog-fighting at a home on Will Anderson Road on July 16 after a tip came into the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies confiscated photographs of dogs attacking each other, and they seized three pit bulls.

In the second case, animal control officers and deputies seized seven pits from a home on Stanley Chapel Church Road on Sept. 15 after finding injured dogs, equipment used for wound care, old surgical gloves, needles, syringes and the remnants of injectible antibiotics given to dogs that had been injured during fights.

“This is a horrible crime against animals. It is amazing to me that people who participate in this criminal activity actually perceive this as a form of entertainment and have no remorse," Wayne County Sheriff Carey Winders said in a statement.


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  • mochabrown Feb 2, 2009

    Wayne County has been in the news lately.

  • emailastro Feb 2, 2009

    I love my doggies and my doggies love me.

  • nufsaid Feb 2, 2009

    "It's an explanation, and not an excuse: hurt people hurt people.

    Then maybe it is time to put them down or away to break the cycle.

  • anneonymousone Feb 2, 2009

    It's an explanation, and not an excuse: hurt people hurt people.

  • PearlMonteverde Feb 2, 2009

    They should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law!!!

  • NCPictures Feb 2, 2009

    Where are the parents???????

  • Crocus Feb 2, 2009

    Agreed, Clover.

    That being said, kids that have no empathy to animals typically do not grow up to be upstanding citizens. I'm sure that these kids will have frequent run ins with the law later in life for other violent crimes.

  • clover1019 Feb 2, 2009

    they will never get the punishment they deserve.