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Suspected dogfighting operation raided in Pamlico County

Posted August 4, 2011 3:41 p.m. EDT

— 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.