Sunday, April 11, 2010

Bait Dog Fears (South Carolina)

Morning News [Florence, SC]
10 April 2010

Pet owners fear missing animals might be used as ‘bait dogs’ for illegal dogfights

Carlton Purvis/MORNING NEWS

[...] Ammons and other dog owners in the Pee Dee are concerned their missing dogs are being used to train dogs for illegal dogfighting rings. Although some say “bait dogs” are an urban legend, some residents whose dogs go missing under suspicious circumstances think otherwise.

But what looks like a string of dog thefts may be par for the course with the onset of warmer weather. [...]