A Wilkes County, North Carolina man known as the “godfather of dog fighting” pled guilty to 14 counts of felony dog fighting yesterday and was sentenced to 8-10 months of prison. Animals welfare groups are hoping his imprisonment will serve as an example to others involved in dog fighting rings.
Now authorities aren’t sure what to do with the 127 Pit Bulls that were seized in a raid in December. According to an article in the Winston-Salem Journal, a judge will decide the fate of the dogs later, though county officials have said the dogs would be euthanized.
Best Friends Animal Society is lobbying to save the dogs. The Utah-based organization has been rehabilitating 22 of the Pit Bulls from the Michael Vick dog-fighting case, which can be seen on the National Geographic channel’s DogTown series.