WTVA News - April 21, 2017

Monroe County pit bulls moving to better future

Friday, April 21st, 2017 by Wayne Hereford & Zac Carlisle


ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) — Several pit bulls are getting a new lease on life after being seized during a Monroe County manhunt.


In early April, about 20 dogs were recovered from a residence in Wren while sheriff's deputies were searching for suspect Fredrick Randle.


Friday morning, rescuers from Shaw Pit Bull Rescue in Columbus traveled to the Monroe County Sheriff's Department in Aberdeen to take the dogs.


Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell says the animals were turned over to Shaw Pit Bull Rescue by court order.


Some of the dogs are still undergoing rehab after being seized two weeks ago.

Rescuers say the animals were used for breeding purposes before being seized but they were rescued from a pit bull fighting ring.


The dogs were given shots and were evaluated by Monroe County veterinarian Carol Crawford.


Meanwhile, Randle is still being sought in connection with the pit bull fighting ring.



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