Animal Fighting Stings
Some of those animals were already dead by the time investigators reached them.
Floridaâ€™s Attorney General, Bill McCollum, joined the Humane Society of the United States to support a program offering $5,000 to anyone who uncovers a ring that fights animals.
McCollum says animal fighting breeds a culture of violence that doesnâ€™t stop with feathers and fur.
"Thereâ€™s a correlation between the think pattern and criminal patterns of violence with animals and violence against people," said McCollum.
According to Amy Raddar, Winston, a four-year-old pitbull, was used as a punching bag for animal trainers in a 30 dog fighting ring. Raddar saved his life.
"I suspect some pretty bad stuff was done to Winston at the hands of humans because heâ€™s pretty skeptical of people," said Raddar.
One sign that a dog has been used in fights is fresh wounds on the head, chest and legs. Even though Winstonâ€™s wounds have healed, his scars are still visible.
Winston was one of the lucky ones.
People caught fighting animals in Florida face up to 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
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