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Video: Dog-fighting defendants plead not guilty in Alabama

Dog-fighting defendants plead not guilty in Alabama

Read more: Dog-fighting defendants plead not guilty in Ala. – YouTube.

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Miracle dog survives after being shot in the head six times and beaten with a shovel

A man who tried to kill his pet dog because he wasn’t able to find a new home for it has been sentenced to jail.

Marc Turnbull, 38, shot cross-breed Rocky five times in the head and once in the leg, hit the animal with a shovel and then left him to die in a ditch.

The dog was found by a member of the public some three days later, near the A5 at Weedon, Northamptonshire.

X-rays showed the extent of the damage dealt to Rocky, which included a large open wound on the back of his head that went down to the ridge of the skull, and multiple injuries caused by an air rifle.

Miraculously the animal survived the ordeal, and police were able to trace the dog back to Mr Turnbull, who is from Northampton, because it had been microchipped.

He claimed inflicting the injuries was his only option after he failed to find another home for the dog.

Read more: Miracle dog survives after being shot in the head six times and beaten with a shovel – Independent.ie.

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‘A phenomenal dog’: Owner, SPCA mourn pit bull rescued from Michael Vick’s dogfighting ring

“When Red first came to Monterey County, having a family and a home was foreign to the 6-year-old pit bull. ‘He didn’t know what to do with a [pet] door or what a ceiling fan was,’ said Beth Brookhouser, SPCA for Monterey County director of community outreach.

Red was one of three pit bulls rescued from football player Michael Vick’s dogfighting operation in Virginia. He spent his life in a kennel. This week, Red’s owner and the SPCA are mourning his death.”

‘A phenomenal dog’: Owner, SPCA mourn pit bull rescued from Michael Vick’s dogfighting ring | thecalifornian.com | The Salinas Californian

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Officers investigate puppy mill

“ATHENS, AL (WAFF) – Officials are investigating an illegal puppy mill where more than two dozen dead dogs were stored in a freezer.”

Officers investigate puppy mill – WAFF.com: North Alabama News, Radar, Weather, Sports and Jobs-:

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Dying pit bull ‘bait dog’ rescued from park in Boston

“A dying pit bull was rescued from a wooded area of Hyde Park in Boston on Tuesday night. After receiving a call about a dying dog, rescuers rushed to the scene to discover a canine in terrible shape. The officer who found the dog claimed it was the worst case of abuse he’s seen in 35 years, and assumed she would have died within the next hour or two if they hadn’t found her.The Animal Rescue League is offering a reward of $3000 for anyone with information leading to the arrest of the people responsible for Turtle’s condition. Those responsible face up to 5 years in prison and a $2500 fine.”

Dying pit bull ‘bait dog’ rescued from park in Boston