STATEWIDE (WLBT)- Warren County firefighters stumble upon a dozen chained up pit bull terriers believed to be used for illegal dog fighting.
Firefighters were checking woods near Vicksburg for flare-ups after a fire and heard barking. It took all morning for authorities to free the 12 dogs, which were tethered to metal stakes by heavy logging chains.
According to Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace, the dogs had no food and little water. He says the property owner is not thought responsible for the dogs, but investigators are following leads and hope to make an arrest.
The dogs were taken to the Humane Society Shelter Friday, but officials say they probably won't be adoptable.
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