There was a 36th dog - "Hurricane Hugo" who was rescued. Many more details at this story:
Kudos to Judge Terence Boyle - tough but fair. Too many judges give light sentences to child & animal abusers - not in this case though.
Another dog-fighting ring just broken up in Pamlico Co (near New Bern) - 17 dogs seized:
http://www.wral.com/news/news_briefs/story/9954047/ The article notes a 3 year investigation. Seriously?! Three years? how many dogs were killed and/or severely abused in three years?
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