Huge dog fighting ring busted in Seffner, potentially hundreds buried on property

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  • A dog named "Rudolph" by rescuers, due to his bloodied nose and the upcoming Christmas holiday, was one of the lucky ones found at the Seffner property.


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Seffner, Florida -- Hillsborough County Animal Services is reporting the bust of a huge dog fighting ring in the Seffner area Tuesday afternoon.

So far, animal services says they have rescued seven dogs but, according to one of the two men arrested in this case, there are potentially hundreds more that will be found dead or buried on the remote property.

Sergeant Pam Perry of Hillsborough County Animal Services calls the scene as very depressing and very disheartening.

"We knew after the statement he [the suspect] made to us that we were walking on a graveyard," Perry tells 10 News.

Perry says they have already recovered several skulls and carcasses of dead animals.

The dogs they did manage to save were kept in horrible conditions. Dogs were kept in tow chains and living in their own fecal matter with no potable water.

The identities of the men arrested have not yet been identified. 10 News will have more on this story, as well as the future plans of the seven dogs saved as soon as information becomes available.

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