Alabama police on Sunday uncovered what gave the impression to be a dog-fighting ring.

Round 11:30 a.m., authorities responded to a criticism of canine combating within the Mulga space of Jefferson County, the Birmingham Information reported.

The responding officers heard what seemed like canine combating within the wooded space behind the reported house, Chief Deputy Randy Christian instructed the paper.

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Because the deputies approached the woods, they reportedly noticed a juvenile carrying a wounded canine, the report stated. The deputies then discovered a hoop with 17 pit bulls – 4 of which displayed proof of combating – and contemporary blood inside, Christian stated.

Animal management responded to the scene whereas the sheriff’s workplace took custody of the canine.

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Investigators recovered 11 canine skulls and a suspect was taken into custody, Christian stated.

“It is gut-wrenching and heartbreaking,” Christian instructed the Information. “The truth that some folks can see it as a sport to facilitate or be an viewers for is simply despicable and onerous to grasp.”

“It is gut-wrenching and heartbreaking. The truth that some folks can see [dog fighting] as a sport to facilitate or be an viewers for is simply despicable and onerous to grasp.”

– Chief Deputy Randy Christian, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Division

The suspect was being held in Jefferson County jail on a $15,000 bond and awaiting formal expenses, Birmingham’s FOX 6 reported. He was recognized as Reginald Antonio Dowdell, 42.

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Animal Care and Management is now taking good care of the canine, WKRG-TV reported.

Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox Information. Comply with him on Twitter @bradford_betz.



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