When Rescuers Found A Stolen Dog In A Daring Raid, Her Owners Got More Than They Bargained For

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When animal rescuers found a stolen dog in a major raid, they were delighted to reunite her with her owners. In turn, the family were thrilled to see their beloved pet after more than a year of searching for her. Soon, however, they realized that they were getting much more than they bargained for.

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In 2015 a tip-off alerted the Sheriff Deputies in Marlboro County, South Carolina, to a worrying development. A member of the public had called to say that they suspected someone was planning a cockfight. The so-called sporting event would take place in a house and several animals were believed to be involved.

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As cockfighting is illegal in the United States, law enforcement officers decided to bust the operation. In the blood sport, two cocks are forced to fight each other in a ring until one of them is killed. Often, spectators will bet on the outcome, but other times they watch simply for amusement.

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