46 pit bulls were stolen from the Memphis Animal Shelter this past weekend.
The missing pit bulls were dogs that were seized during a dog-fighting raid about a month ago.
Officials said that someone or a group of people somehow got into the shelter and walked out with the pit bulls.
“This happened during the time of the weekend. It was not something that could have happened in five or ten minutes, seeing the nature of the dogs, seeing they are pit bulls, maybe the person was familiar with these dogs,” said Monique Martin, of the Memphis Police Department.
There were no signs of a break-in or any broken glass or windows. Authorities said the suspects got into the shelter through one of the doors.
21 of the dogs that are missing are adults, and the other 25 are puppies.
In October, police charged two men with animal cruelty and dog fighting after finding the 46 pit bulls while responding to an assault call.
Source: My Fox Memphis