WILKINSON COUNTY, GA — Search warrants are in the process of being executed on two suspected dog fighting operations in Wilkinson County, Ga.
Approximately 15 dogs are involved at one location and 40-50 at the other. One location is within the City of Gordon.
Norred & Associates Inc, an Atlanta private security firm, initiated an investigation last month based on information received on its dog fighting tip line. A coordinated investigation among Norred, Wilkinson County Sheriffâ€™s Department and the Gordon Police Department uncovered evidence supporting information that the two locations are dog fighting operations.
â€œMany of the dogs, which were being kept in deplorable conditions, bear scars and wounds that are consistent with those found in other dog fighting operations,â€ says Norred Investigator Chuck Simmons. â€œWeâ€™ve also found fight training equipment at both locations and a dog fighting pit at one.â€
Though the raids were conducted simultaneously, the two cases are considered to be independent of one another.
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.
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