Adverts: 0161 709 4576 - Editorial: 0161 709 4571
Mail Order: 0161 709 4578 - Subs: 0161 709 4575 - Webteam: 0161 709 4567

Seized PBT's may have been used in fighting

TWO DOGS seized in raids last week in Belfast may have been used for illegal dog fighting.
Dog warden Yolanda Elwood said: ‘The dogs were in relatively good condition, although they do have some marks on them, which may indicate that they have been used for fighting in the past.’

USPCA officers, police and Belfast City Council Dog Wardens carried out a number of coordinated raids in the south of the city, following information received after the screening of the documentary.

The dogs (both described as ‘dangerous’ by the USPCA) training equipment and manuals were seized in the Village area. The BBC’s 17-month investigation uncovered 15 illegal dog fighting gangs in Northern Ireland. The dogs were brought to a council complex, but were later moved again to secret kennels outside the city.