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Published On: Mon, Mar 27th, 2017

Florida Man Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For Running Dog Fighting Ring

Bartow, Florida – The positive here is that the man, Hewitt Grant, was sentenced to 20 years in jail.

In Bartow, Florida a man convicted of running one of the largest dog fighting rings in Polk County has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, reports AbcNews. Circuit Court Judge Wayne Durden sentenced Hewitt Grant II on Thursday; after he had been convicted of 84 counts of animal cruelty. In October 2014, authorities discovered 69 injured dogs at a bar located at 122 Martin Luther King Jr. St. SW in Fort Meade and at Grant’s home at 880 S.L.B. Brown Ave. in Bartow. The dogs were found with gruesome injuries, gaping wounds and scars.

More than two dozens of the dogs seized could not be saved and had to be euthanized. Connie Johnson of the ASPCA, who helped to rehabilitate the other dogs, testified in court just before sentencing: “It’s kind of hard to talk about, no matter how many times you do it. I would like for someone to finally show the community that we’re not tolerating this anymore. “There were 33 puppies born in custody and all were saved, but the real tragedy of the situation was described by Johnson; “When you touched them, their bodies would cringe, stiffen.

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Source: ABC Action News

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