A Humane Rescue Alliance investigation into a suspected dogfighting operation in NE DC led to the rescue of two dogs and the seizure of dogfighting paraphernalia today under a search and seizure warrant obtained by HRA Humane Law Enforcement Officers.
At least one of the dogs rescued had wounds consistent with dogfighting. Dogfighting paraphernalia seized from the premises included conditioning equipment, wound care supplies, and supplements. HLE Officers also discovered blood evidence.
“Dog fighting is one of the most savage crimes an individual can engage in and it will not be tolerated in the District,” said Chris Schindler, Vice President of Field Services at the Humane Rescue Alliance. “These dogs are finally free from the sadistic lifestyle they were forced to live and will never have to fight to the death again.”
The case remains under investigation and the dogs are in the care of HRA at an undisclosed location.
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