Eight pit bulls rescued in a dog fighting raid in Illinois have found temporary loving homes.
In July, authorities removed 36 pit bulls from a South Holland residence. The dogs had been starved, and many had scars and wounds from fighting.
For the past nine weeks, the pit bulls have been at Chicago’s Animal Care and Control center. The dogs were tested by a behaviorist to ensure they were in good condition to be transferred. Now, the rest of the dogs have been transported to rescue groups, so the pit bulls can be rehabilitated and find a new home.
Initially, officials thought the dogs would have to be euthanized, but a small group of rescuers tested the dogs and found that they showed no aggression toward humans. At least two of the pit bulls have already been adopted.
“We’re very happy that it worked out this way and that they’re going to good homes, because these dogs were the victims,” a spokeswoman for the Chicago’s Animal Care and Control center said.
Source: Chicago Tribune