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Alleged Fight Dogs Rescued 

Last month the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) rescued more than two-hundred dogs from an alleged fighting operation in Ohio. Recently, the Kennebec Valley Humane Society took in two American Pit Bulls and a Patterdale Terrier from the HSUS in an effort to help. Not knowing what to expect from the animals Kennebec Valley Humane Society Director Hillary Roberts was leary of how the dogs would behave when they arrived. “When we met these dogs they exceeded all expectations. They are very easy to be around, they’re handleable and again we’re still learning about them, but from what we’ve seen and learned so far these dogs are very adoptable,” she says. Over the next few weeks trainers will evaluate each of the dogs to help find what kind of family would best suit them. Meanwhile, an investigation into the alleged fighting group is underway. “This group in Ohio had boars, lizards, livestock, chickens. It was a really horrific story from the people that searched the property as they looked they would find more areas with more dogs chained together,” Roberts says. “When they found Bob he was very very nearly starved to death.” Bob was one among two-hundred pit bulls found on the property. In all, five-hundred animals were taken. For more information on how you can adopt a pet or donate to the Kennebec Valley Humane Society visit www.pethavenlane.org