- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Animal control police and the ASPCA have raided a home in Huntersville and seized 23 pit bulls that were being trained to fight.

A statement from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said a search warrant was executed Tuesday. When officers reached the home, they found dogs tethered on heavy chains and living in filthy conditions.

The ASPCA said 16 adult dogs and seven puppies were removed from the property, and dog fighting paraphernalia was discovered, including conditioning and training devices, indoor and outdoor fighting pits, and medication common to treating wounds associated with dog fighting.

The statement said some of the dogs were thin and had scars, bite marks, broken teeth and other injuries associated with dog fighting.

So far, there have been no arrests.

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