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Fundraiser Held For Pitbulls Rescued From Paterson Dog Fighting Ring

04/26/2014 08:13AM ● By Rebecca K. Abma

A fundraiser for more than a dozen pitbulls who were rescued from a Paterson dog-fighting ring was held Saturday, April 26 at Dairy Queen in Wyckoff. All funds raised went to a Pathway to Hope and Second Chance Pet Adoption League to support the medical bills for these dogs.

The dogs, many of which are puppies, were rescued last Friday from what police are calling one of the largest dog fighting rings ever discovered in the area.

According to reports, a 21-year-old Paterson man was arrested on 84 counts of animal cruelty. In addition to the 18 live pit bulls rescued, police also found four dead dogs stuffed in garbage bags.  Charges include torturing and mutilating animals, causing another person to kill and animal, failure to provide food and water to animals, mistreating animals and abusing animals.

All of the dogs rescued are expect to survive and eventually be adopted through Second Chance Pet Adoption League. Donations are also being accepted online through Second Chance. Click on the donate button at the bottom of this link

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