COLUMBIA, S.C. - More than 60 federal and state officers rescued 305 dogs from an alleged dogfighting ring in South Carolina over the weekend, according to the U.S.
Department of Justice. The agency said the authorities made the bust over the weekend after executing nearly two dozen search warrants for properties around Columbia, South Carolina.
It’s believed to have been the largest dogfighting operation in South Carolina history, DOJ officials said.RELATED: Kentucky teacher says snake, mouse fell from classroom ceilings: ‘Another day living the dream'Authorities said they interrupted a scheduled dogfighting match in Richland County Saturday.
The next day, officers executed the search warrants at known dogfighting kennels or those associated with dogfighting. Of the 305 dogs rescued, authorities said 275 of them are believed to have been involved with dogfighting.