A federal and state investigation into dog fighting and gambling has resulted in the arrest of 12 people from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Texas. U.S. Attorney George Beck said Monday they are charged with conducting an illegal gambling business and multiple dog fighting charges, including promoting dog fights. Additional defendants are being sought.
Animal welfare workers say they're reaching capacity as more pet owners are giving up their pets. Agencies are blaming the economy. The Humane Society of Greater Savannah saw an unprecendented situation a few weeks ago when 31 pets were brought in in a single day.