Dog fighting part of drug arrests

Published 1:55 pm Thursday, March 17, 2011

Some of the dogs found were taken to the Bainbridge-Decatur County animal shelter.

Watchdog group from Atlanta said Thursday that search warrants were executed involving dog-fighting that is in relationship with the suspected drug trafficking around Donalsonville, Ga.

Norred & Associates, an Atlanta-based private security and executive protection firm, had previously conducted a dog-fighting investigation involving the same suspects and alerted police about possible dog fighting in November 2010.

At least 12 dogs suspected of being used for dog-fighting activity were found Wednesday by police, and the information Norred & Associates provided is part of an ongoing investigation with dog-fighting charges pending.

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Norred & Associates in conjunction with the Atlanta Humane Society, are coordinating efforts to vet and rescue the dogs, a news release from Norred & Associates said.

To report suspected dog fighting and animal cruelty throughout the Southeast, citizens may call the company’s private, confidential dog-fighting tips hotline at 1-877-215-2250. Locally, citizens may call 911 or the Humane Society at 246-0101.