More than 20 people were indicted for their involvement in a dogfighting ring that was based out of Baltimore, according to the AP.
After raiding spots around the area and a compound in West Virginia, 225 dogs, including 50 puppies, were recovered. All of the canines are now in shelters. They also seized paraphernalia, such as weighted collars and steroids, that are used to make the dogs more aggressive. Also recovered were devices that are used to breed the dogs. Known as “rape stands,” the devices are used to keep female dogs from fighting while male dogs impregnate them, according to PETA.
As is often the case with dogfighting rings, some of the dogs may need to be euthanized, but a BPD spokesman said most of the dogs will be able to be rehabilitated.
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