A Georgia man was arrested this week in reference to a dog-fighting operation, in response to authorities.
Greater than 100 canine had been rescued within the bust in Paulding County. Vincent Lemark Burrell, 55, faces expenses of animal cruelty and canine combating.
“Detectives with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Workplace arrest an area man for breeding, coaching, and facilitating over 100 pitbulls along with canine combating at his Paulding County house,” the Paulding County Sheriff’s Workplace wrote in a press launch.
Detectives raided Burrell’s house on Tuesday by means of the execution of a number of search warrants and arrested the suspect with out incident. The raid was carried out following an investigation into the dog-fighting operation. A complete of 106 canine, most of which had been pit bulls, had been found on the property “in varied levels of existence,” the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.
“Among the canine had been emaciated, whereas others had been robust and very aggressive towards different canine,” the sheriff’s workplace wrote. “The unhappy half is that the overwhelming majority of those animals simply craved the love and a focus of the Deputies and Detectives that had been on the scene.”
The canine had been all rescued and positioned in varied rescue services for rehabilitation.
Detectives found the animals tied to bushes and steel stobs within the floor. The canine had been additionally not correctly hydrated and fed.
“These animals had been tied to varied issues utilizing giant and very heavy logging chains and thick collars,” the sheriff’s workplace mentioned. “Many of those canine had been mainly left within the parts with little to no shelter for days on finish.”
The canine had been additionally not frequently checked or vaccinated by a veterinarian.
“Among the canine had been housed within the basement of the house the place the presence (together with the odor) of urine and feces was so robust, authorities needed to put on protecting tools simply to find a way safely enter the house,” the discharge mentioned. “Circumstances the place canine had been being housed, each inside and on the outside of this property, weren’t match for people, a lot much less canine.”
Burrell was booked into the Paulding County Jail. He’s being held within the jail with out bond.
Investigators mentioned he faces more than 100 additional counts which have but to be filed.
“In circumstances like these, we have now to conduct a prolonged and thorough investigation,” Sheriff Gary Gulledge mentioned in an announcement. “This isn’t one thing that we are able to simply put collectively in just a few days, circumstances like these are [comprehensive] and require us to work with many native, state, and federal entities. I’m pleased with the teamwork that has been exhibited on this case and I’m grateful that these canine are secure now. The darkish and sinister world of canine combating is a [despicable] tradition that has no place in our world.”