Dogfighting Operations Raided

Associated Press – December 10, 2009 12:14 PM ET

IRWINTON, GA (AP) – Authorities are executing two search warrants on suspected dog fighting rings in Wilkinson County.

According to a press release from the Atlanta Humane Society officials say the operations involve about 64 dogs total.

According to a society press release, Norred & Associates Inc. – an Atlanta private security firm – initiated an investigation last month based on information received on a dog fighting tip line. A coordinated investigation among the firm, Wilkinson County Sheriff’s Department and the Gordon Police Department uncovered evidence supporting information that the two locations are dog fighting operations.

The raids are being carried out in conjunction with The Atlanta Humane Society, who arrived on the scene to provide transportation and medical care for the dogs.