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367 Dogs rescued in multi-state dog fighting, gambling bust

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The Humane Society of the United States and the ASPCA are caring for the animals at undisclosed locations. By Belo Content KMOV The Humane Society of the United States and the ASPCA are caring for the animals at undisclosed locations. By Belo Content KMOV
ASPCA vice president Tim Rickey said the dogs are finally getting a loving hand from people who care for them. By Belo Content KMOV ASPCA vice president Tim Rickey said the dogs are finally getting a loving hand from people who care for them. By Belo Content KMOV
The dogs, ranging in age from just several days to 10-12 years, had been left to suffer in extreme heat with no visible fresh water or food. By Belo Content KMOV The dogs, ranging in age from just several days to 10-12 years, had been left to suffer in extreme heat with no visible fresh water or food. By Belo Content KMOV
Many are emaciated with scars and wounds consistent with dog fighting, and some were tethered by chains and cables that were attached to cinder blocks and car tires. By Belo Content KMOV Many are emaciated with scars and wounds consistent with dog fighting, and some were tethered by chains and cables that were attached to cinder blocks and car tires. By Belo Content KMOV

(CBS/AP) MONTGOMERY, Ala.—A federal and state investigation into dog fighting and gambling has resulted in the arrest of 12 people from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Texas.

U.S. Attorney George Beck said Monday the 12 are charged with conducting an illegal gambling business and multiple dog fighting charges, including promoting dog fights. Additional defendants are being sought.

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Federal and state officers served search warrants Friday in simultaneous raids in Alabama and Georgia. They seized 367 pit bulls in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi. They also seized more than $500,000 in cash.

The Humane Society of the United States and the ASPCA are caring for the animals at undisclosed locations. ASPCA vice president Tim Rickey said the dogs are finally getting a loving hand from people who care for them.

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