Vivien Leigh, Reporter 2 hrs ago
WEST KENNEBUNK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — A group of pit bulls, animal welfare officials say were breeded for dog fighting are getting a new lease on life in Maine.
Seven dogs ranging in age from six months to ten years old arrived at the Animal Welfare Society in West Kennebunk. The dogs were among 200 pit bulls discovered at a suspected dog fighting operation in Southeastern Ohio.
Some of the dogs had their collars embedded into their necks, others have other signs of abuse or neglect. The dogs were screened by an animal behaviorst in Ohio to make sure they can be adopted out. Animal welfare officials in Maine will do another screening for the animals are put up for adoption here.
‘What those screeenings will do it will help us determine if they can go home with a cat, young children or if they need a home with just adults, I think these dogs are very placeable,’ said Kerri Leclair, of the Animal Welfare Society.
The dogs are expected to be put up for adoption in the next two weeks, by the Animal Welfare Society and the Kennebec Valley Humane Society. For more information, you can go to their websites, http://www.animalwelfaresociety.org and Kennebec Valley Humane Society
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