Thu., October 15, 2009 5:36pm (EDT)

Dogs Rescued from Neglect
By Rickey Bevington
Updated: 5 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
98 dogs were rescued from neglect and a suspected dogfighting operation near Macon (Photo courtesy BBC Worldservice)
98 dogs were rescued from neglect and a suspected dogfighting operation near Macon (Photo courtesy BBC Worldservice)
Nearly 100 dogs living on several rural acres with little or no food or housing needed rescue Thursday from a suspected dog fighting operation in East Dublin.

Lauren County authorities started the raid at 8 a.m and were expected to continue rescuing dogs into the evening.

Pit bulls made up the bulk of the dogs found and investigators say most were starving and in poor health.

All were chained and one had lost an eye and another was missing a leg.

Authorities apparently got a tip about a possible dog fighting ring on the site. So far there are no arrests or charges.


Contributors: Associated Press