After NC dog fighting ring bust, shelter works to reunite pets and families
BURGAW, N.C. (WNCT) — A dog fighting ring busted in early December spans multiple states and numerous counties in North Carolina.
Now, one shelter is working to potentially reunite some of those dogs with their owners.
Court documents says the dogs were purchased in multiple states including New York, Oklahoma, and Florida.
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The fights were hosted in numerous counties in Eastern North Carolina including Pender and Onslow counties. Participants from the ring reside in many different counties including Pitt County. Investigators believe people’s pets may have been picked up and used in the extensive operation.
“It immediately raised concerns for residents that have been missing animals over the last couple of years that their animals could potentially be some of the 160 that they seized during the raid,” says Pender County Animal Shelter Manager Jewell Horton.
Pender County Animal Shelter is now working with the