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Dog-fighting suspected at Albany residence

ALBANY, Ga. -- While conducting a routine residential follow-up late Thursday morning, an Albany animal control officer discovered an injured male pit-bull type dog.

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Jim West

An animal control officer found this improvised dog pen and other evidence of possible dog fighting on the 800 block of West Lincoln Avenue Thursday. Two residents of the duplex near the pen were taken to the Law Enforcement Center for questioning. No arrests or charges have been made.

According to officials with the Albany Police Department, an investigation revealed evidence of possible dog-fighting within a structure behind a duplex at 825 W. Lincoln Ave.

Phyllis Banks, APD spokeswoman, said the injured adult animal was taken by animal control to an Albany veterinarian for observation and treatment. Two uninjured pit-bull type puppies were taken to the Albany Humane Society.

Officials say two individuals residing at 825-B W. Lincoln Ave. were transported to the Law Enfocement Center for questioning. No charges had been reported Thursday evening and the identities of the individuals had not been released. Banks said the investigation was being conducted by the Criminal Investigation Bureau of APD.

APD is requesting that anyone with information regarding the incident on West Lincoln Avenue to call Crime Stoppers at (229) 436-TIPS or the Albany Police Department at (229) 431-2100.