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Dog Fighting Arrest

January 29, 2018
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Wayne County Sheriff Jody Ashley said deputies received an anonymous call about dog fighting Sunday afternoon. When they arrived at the property off Lacey Drive, Ashley said he found a make-shift fighting pit with an injured dog inside. Ashley estimated about 15 - 20 dogs were there on Sunday and only nine remained Monday. Multiple deceased dogs were also found just down a path from the mobile homes. Laurel's Southern Cross Animal Rescue took nine dogs into their shelter for vaccines and assessments and then transported them to a local vet clinic for temporary boarding. Sheriff Ashley said this type of activity will not be tolerated in Wayne County.