MACON, Ga. — More than 160 dogs were rescued and recovered Wednesday when 11 federal search warrants were executed across Central Georgia.
According to a news release, the warrants were part of a multi-month investigation into dog fighting and drug trafficking that involved several law enforcement agencies.
The 11 locations were identified as:
- 323 Ruby Street, Macon, Bibb County, Georgia
- 16 Spruce Lane, Roberta, Crawford County, Georgia
- 99 Calloway Drive, Roberta, Crawford County, Georgia
- 107 Stanton Circle, Warner Robins, Houston County, Georgia
- 407 Vienna Street, Fort Valley, Peach County, Georgia
- 718 Green Street, Apt. A101, Fort Valley, Peach County, Georgia
- 223 Buckrun Road, Talbotton, Talbot County, Georgia
- 293 Chapman Road, Shiloh, Talbot County, Georgia
- 838 Jeff Hendricks Road, Woodland, Talbot County, Georgia
- 65 Turner Estates Road, Reynolds, Taylor County, Georgia
- 369 Millard Kennedy Road, Preston, Webster County, Georgia
The news release says the 168 animals are now in the care of U.S. Marshals and many of them are malnourished with scarring. Others are severely injured and require surgery.
Over 150 dogs rescued in sweep of alleged Central Georgia dog fighting ring
An example they gave was of a female pit bull found chained up with broken legs.
The exact location of the 168 animals will not be disclosed for safety reasons.
Melissa Hodges of the U.S. Attorney's Office says federal agencies did not make any arrests in connection with the raids.
This is a developing story and will be updated as 13WMAZ learns more.
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