16 more dogs seized in probe into dogfighting ring

Brad Fox with Alachua Humane Society carries one of the dogs off the property. (ASPCA)
Brad Fox with Alachua Humane Society carries one of the dogs off the property. (ASPCA)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Animal welfare officials say they have rescued an additional 16 pit bulls that were surrendered during an investigation into a dogfighting ring that spanned several Southeastern states.

AL.com reported Wednesday that Demontt Allen of Houston and Sandy Brown of Brownsville surrendered the dogs, who have been taken to a temporary shelter in an undisclosed location.

Authorities seized more than 370 pit bulls and pit bull mixes in late August as part of an investigation into a dogfighting ring which includes defendants from Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.

Officials say 13 people have been charged for their involvement in the ring.

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