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Fate Of Pit Bulls Rests In Judge’s Hands

RAISINVILLE TWP. (WWJ) – The Monroe County Prosecutor will square off against a pit bull rescue group Friday over the fate of four dogs confiscated during a raid of a suspected dog fighting ring. Twenty-seven people were arrested and face charges from the March raid.

Assistant Prosecutor Michael Brown said the dogs are a threat and should be put down.

“They were brought up in an environment around dog fighting and probably come from a breeding line of fighting dogs,” Brown said. “The Sheriffs Department believes that these dogs are a danger to the community and if they’re placed in neighborhoods, they may attack people or other dogs.”

A pit bull rescue group called the Buster Foundation wants custody of the dogs so they can adopt them out. The group believes the dogs can be rehabilitated and reintroduced to society as behaved family companions.

Ultimately, after hearing testimony, the Monroe County District Court Judge will decide whether or not the dogs pose a threat to public safety and/or have a useful purpose. If the judge rules the pit bulls do not pose a specific threat to society, they will be permitted to live. If not, the dogs would likely be euthanized.

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  1. Joan Cornett says:

    These dogs have always been the victims but have been treated worse than the criminals, the dog fighters. After all the Michael Vick dogs have shown that they are normal dogs if given love and not abused this prosecutor is going to punish these victims, the dogs, once again after all the hell they have been through? This world is SO messed up.

  2. Joan Cornett says:

    THERE ARE PEOPLE WILLING TO TAKE THESE DOGS AND REHABILITATE THEM. STOP HURTING THE DOGS MORE THAN THEY HAVE BEEN HURT ALREADY. GIVE THEM A CHANCE AT THE LIFE THEY DESERVED IN THE FIRST PLACE, A GOOD LIFE WITH PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEM, TAKE GOOD CARE OF THEM AND ARE RESP0NSIBLE ABOUT THEM.

  3. Lili Rey says:

    Animal abusers deserve more than a slap on the wrist. They are abusing creatures that cannot even speak for themselves.

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