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Second Injured Pit Bull Found In Anne Arundel Co.; Authorities Suspect Dog Fighting Ring

BROOKLYN PARK, Md. (WJZ)– There are growing fears of a dog fighting ring in northern Anne Arundel County as a second badly injured pit bull is found just a few miles from where another dog nearly died a month ago.

Andrea Fujii explains an investigation is underway.

The pit bull named Princess is recovering. Now Animal Control wants to find the people responsible for injuring her and another dog.

Despite bite marks and a gaping arm wound, Princess couldn’t stop kissing Steven Williams when he found her and took her to Animal Control last week.

“She is the sweetest dog you’ll ever meet,” Williams said. “She did not mind one bit about what we had to do to clean her and bandage her up.”

She was wandering near Ritchie Highway and 11th Avenue in Brooklyn Park about five miles from where another injured pit bull named Rocky Road was found.

Animal Control says both their injuries show they were in organized dog fights.

“They were unfortunately a victim of people either using them for fighting or using them as bait to train fighting dogs,” Robin Small of Anne Arundel County Animal Control said.

Animal Control says dog fighters are secretive and are now asking people in the area to keep a lookout for anything suspicious.

And Brooklyn Park residents say they will.

“I can’t imagine people allowing dogs to fight especially with everything with Michael Vick. It’s pretty bad,” Brooklyn Park resident Susan Bell said.

“I think it’s pretty sad to have an animal done like that, so I’m kind of upset,” Earl Thomas, another Brooklyn Park resident, said.

Meanwhile, doctors say Princess is doing well– a relief for Williams who says she’s a fighter but not against other dogs.

“She would look at you with trust in her eyes. After what she’d been through, she trusted us,” he said.

Once Princess heals she will go to the Anne Arundel County SPCA. The other pit bull, Rocky Road, will soon be heading to a local rescue.

If you have any information, call MetroCrimeStoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. You can remain anonymous.

Comments

One Comment

  1. Tracey Pettingill says:

    Thank goodness for kind people like the dog walker who found her!!! He is the type of hero I admire so. And thank you to everyone else who is working on getting Princess well!!! You are heroes too!! Life is all about heroes vs. villians. We need to keep on top of the evil….we need to hold them accountable and hand them hefty sentences.

  2. chetta-ketta says:

    Why would anybody get pleasure from watching tow dogs rip each other apart. This is inhuman behavior & sadist. The perps if caught should get life for attempted murder & I don’t care if they are white or black.

    1. fred says:

      You ain’t never been to Brooklyn, have you?

  3. dan says:

    who cares where it was at it’s wrong and like chetta-ketta said it’s inhuman

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