(CNBNews) (December 6, 2021)--Dog rescuers and law enforcement in South Jersey are seeking the public's help in tracking down what is believed to be a pit bull dog-fighting ring operating in this area.
The Jersey Pit Rescue, Tinton Falls, which is 60 miles from Gloucester City bases their suspicions on the discovery of two pit bulls that were found recently with similar severe injuries, including infected bite wounds and broken bones.
One of the rescued dogs, Percy, was so badly hurt, he lost much of his face and ultimately died of his injuries despite efforts by doctors at an animal hospital NJ.com reported.
The week before Thanksgiving, a good Samaritan found an injured pit bull, later named Peaches, in the Vineland area. She was found along with a dead dog and another that wasn’t injured as badly but had several bite wounds.
Peaches, believed to be around 8 years old, was taken to South Jersey Regional Animal Shelter in Vineland, which contacted Jersey Pits Rescue for help. Presently she is living in a foster home.
Former Gov. Chris Christie made it a criminal offense in 2015 when he signed a bill adding it to a list of crimes that can be prosecuted under the state’s anti-racketeering law. Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation in Mayoutlawing trunk fighting, in which dogs are locked in a vehicle and provoked into fighting to the death. (full story)
About Jersey Pits Rescue Inc.
Jersey Pits Rescue, Inc. is a foster-based animal rescue group located in New Jersey.
Our mission: To provide necessary care to stray, abandoned, and surrendered dogs for the purpose of finding them loving, permanent homes. We also provide medical care and financial aid to prevent overpopulation through spaying and neutering. We aim to inform and educate the community on the importance of spaying and neutering their dogs and the proper way to care for their animals.