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Long-standing dog fighting operation busted in Florida
5 years ago
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Dog fighting operation discovered


A virtual hell on Earth for dogs was discovered in Seffner, Fla. this week.

According to Tuesday's WTSP News, tucked away on a secluded piece of property was a dog-fighting operation which had been running for decades.

Sgt. Pam Perry, Investigations manager for Hillsborough Animal Services stated:

"The individual there actually admitted to us that he has been fighting dogs out there for 20 years and jokingly said we were walking on a graveyard,"

The stench of death permeated the property.

The seven dogs who had not yet been fought to death, or killed after a failed fight, were rescued and removed from their hellish existence on Tuesday.

Also removed from the property, and taken to jail, were the two men believed to be responsible for the fighting operation, 55-year-old Vannie Franklin and his nephew 41-year-old Russell Franklin.

The men are facing multiple felony charges, including animal cruelty, dog-fighting, possession of animals used for dog-fighting, possession of marijuana and possession of firearms by a convicted felon.

Animal services is committed to rehabilitating the dogs and finding them good homes.

Sgt. Perry stated:

"They deserve to live the rest of their life in luxury,"

"Because they were living in a kill zone."

5 years ago

I hope these low life pieces of sh** get what they deserve!

This post was modified from its original form on 28 Nov, 11:08
5 years ago

Wonderful news!

5 years ago

awesome! just made my day.

5 years ago

Glad these mutants have been stopped - let us hope they are locked up and preferably with some people who absolutely hate dog fighting and love torturing dog abusers.

5 years ago

Raid on Huge Dogfighting Ring, Hundreds of Dogs Believed Buried on Property - National Pet News | Examiner.Com
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Dianne Ly- 6 hours ago -

The good news, what little of it there is following a Tuesday raid of dogfighting ring in Hillsborough County, Fla., is that animal services personnel saved the lives of seven dogs.
5 years ago

i hope they are locked up for the rest of their miserable days, and get a chance to meet BUBBA in jail. signed.

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