Published On: Thu, Nov 9th, 2017

2 Dogfighting Operations Found In Mississippi – Adams And Madison County

ADAMS & MADISON COUNTY, Mississippi — Sheriffs in two Mississippi counties say they have found dogfighting operations that included animals that were mutilated, malnourished and chained to trees.

One operation is in Adams County, in the southwestern corner of the state. The other is in central Mississippi’s Madison County, where four men were arrested.

Sheriff Travis Patten told the Natchez Democrat that about three dozen pit bulls were found at the operation in what could be Adams County’s largest animal abuse case.

He said some of the dogs’ legs were bitten off. One was missing its lower jaw. Some dead dogs were in plain sight, unburied.

Adams County authorities were looking for Tommie Queen, the man listed as the owner of the 2-acre (0.81 hectares) property. Patten said he intends to bring charges against anyone involved in dogfighting. An organization from another part of the state was called in to assess the animals.

Discovery of the dogs in Adams County on Monday came as the Madison County sheriff said four men had been arrested Saturday and 32 dogs were seized in a dogfighting operation there.

Three mother dogs, 15 puppies and 14 adult dogs were seized. Authorities said the animals suffered from malnourishment and some didn’t have access to water.

Authorities arrested HB Preyer III, 37; Maurice Greenwood, 39; Derrick L. Mack, 37, and Michael Brown, 36. Each faces at least one dogfighting charge. It was not immediately clear if they have lawyers.

Full story: www.meridianstar.coml

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