Alabama Dog Fighting Bust

45 Dogs Seized, Remains Found

45 Dogs Seized, Remains Found

By Best Friends staff

On Monday, June 1, a dog fighting ring in Randolph County, AL, was raided. The ASPCA dispatched their Mobile Animal Crime Scene Investigation Unit to collect evidence in the investigation and aid in the prosecution of the case.

According to the ASPCA, there were 45 dogs tied to heavy chains and living in deplorable conditions on two properties. The ASPCA team examined partially buried skeletal remains of a dog found on site. Their conclusion is that the dogs "suffered abuse and inhumane treatment."

Investigators with the 5th Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force discovered controlled substances, illicit drugs and other paraphernalia related to dog fighting.

William Alsabrook was charged with two counts of possession of dogs for fighting, and Artis Kyle was charged with one count of possession of dogs for fighting, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, one count of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

For More Information
• View ASPCA’s video footage of the scene.

• Keep your community safe with 10 things to do if you suspect dog fighting.

• Join the Best Friends Breed Discriminatory Legislation campaign for more information on how you can help put an end to breed discrimination and dog fighting.

Stock photo by Clay Myers, Best Friends Staff
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