As of Tuesday, March 20, 2012
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ALBANY, Ga. — A phone call led Dougherty police to a trailer park Tuesday morning where a resident was keeping 20 pit bulls chained in his yard, a Dougherty County Police spokeswoman said.
“One man with 20 pit bulls would suggest he was using them in fights,” said county police Detective Tamiko Whitlock. “They did not look to be malnourished, but appeared to have been in a fight. Three of the dogs were severely injured and appeared to have been fighting.”
Whitlock emphasized the word “severely” and disclosed the trailer park’s location. The dogs were found around 11:30 a.m. in the Kersh Mobile Home Park Lot No. 6, 3223 Sylvester Road, Whitlock said. The dogs were tied in the yard with chains weighing at least 50 pounds each, she added.
“None of the dogs weighed as much as 50 pounds,” Whitlock said. “Charges are pending. We are not releasing the suspect’s name at this time.”
Following procedure in the continuing investigation, the dogs were each photographed, weighed and taken to a veterinarian to be checked. Next, they were taken to the Humane Society of Albany for shelter. No further information was immediately available.