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Irish Pit Bulls Seized in Search of Fight Location

How tragic! And notice that NO ONE has been arrested. We have tweny-eight dogs who have been horribly abused with evidence of many more and...

Joy  |  Jan 12th 2007


How tragic! And notice that NO ONE has been arrested. We have tweny-eight dogs who have been horribly abused with evidence of many more and NO ONE has been arrested! Does this seem like something is wrong? The Northern Irish officials seem hot to lill every Pit Bull they can get their hands on yet NO ONE is being arrested or being held accountable!!!! Does this seem to point to the root of the REAL problem? Maybe if these same officials spent as much energy and time cracking down on the scumballs who perpetrate this abuse, they would have fewer dog attack problems!

Repeat after me — Its the people, not the dogs!

This article comes from BBC News.

28 fighting dogs seized in search

Twenty-eight pit bull-type dogs were seized at the premises

Twenty-eight illegal fighting dogs have been seized from premises in County Armagh during a joint USPCA, police and Armagh City Council operation.

The pit bull-type dogs were seized at derelict farm buidlings on the Old Scarva Road near Tandragee.

It is understood the site contained pits thought to have been made for the dogs to fight in. No arrests were made.

The USPCA first searched the property after receiving a call from a member of the public.

David Wilson from the USPCA said there has been more awareness of the problem of illegal dogs since the new year.

“We’ve been fielding a lot of calls from concerned members of the public,” Mr Wilson said.

“One of those calls led one of our welfare officers to an address in the Tandragee area yesterday evening and what he found resulted in him calling in the PSNI.”

He said the premises were sealed for the night and a multi-agency operation involving the USPCA, the Armagh City and District Council dog warden and the PSNI was launched on Friday morning.

The council then obtained seizure warrants to remove the dogs from the property.

Police said a number of investigations into the circumstances surrounding the seizure were ongoing.

They have appealed for anyone with information to contact them at Armagh station on 0845 600 8000 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.