The reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in a fatal dogfight at a middle Georgia animal shelter has grown to $13,000. The Humane Society of the United States announced Tuesday that it would offer $5,000 for information leading to the person who broke into the shelter last week.
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.
Polk county officials rescued 33 dogs from an alleged dog-fighting operation. Some of the dogs showed signs of abuse. Four people were arrested in the raid. They face charges of animal cruelty and drug possession.