One dog was found dead and eight others were rescued after authorities raided a dog fight in progress over the weekend.
Late Sunday night, the Pennsylvania SPCA and city police responded to the the 600 block of West Diamond Street in North Philadelphia, for a dog fight in progress.
PSPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement Officers say they found; one dog dead, one badly injured, one less injured dog and six others; all with paraphernalia consistent with dog fighting.
The dog who sustained the most critical injuries has been named George; in honor of the late George Bengal, the organization’s late Director of Humane Law Enforcement.
Bengal’s many accomplishments included breaking up a dog fight in progress, the SPCA says.
The eight rescued dogs have been signed over to the PSPCA where they will be cared for and ultimately re-homed.
Charges are pending against the person arrested.
The SPCA says others fled the scene when police arrived.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the PSPCA’s cruelty hotline, 866-601-7722 or city police at 215-686-TIPS.