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60-plus pit bulls rescued from dogfighting ring, officials say

More than 60 pit bulls thought to be part of a large dogfighting operation were rescued from a home in Middle Georgia, authorities said.

The March 17 raid by several agencies came after a Georgia State Patrol trooper stopped a vehicle that had a bloodied dog inside, the Macon Telegraph reported.

The dogs were at a home in Dodge County, prosecutor Chris Gordon said.

Seven people were arrested on dogfighting charges, including a resident of the home. Authorities also seized guns, marijuana and cocaine.

The dogs were found chained outside, and most didn’t have food or water, according to WMAZ-TV of Macon. A dogfighting pit and training equipment also were discovered.

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The dogs are now in the care of veterinarians.

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