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Posted on: June 20, 2019

[ARCHIVED] York County Deputies investigate possible dog fighting

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YORK COUNTY, SC (YCSO NEWS) The York County Sheriff’s Office Code Enforcement Unit seizes 42 pit bull dogs after discovering evidence of possible dog fighting in the McConnells community.

On June 20, 2019 York County Sheriff Code Enforcement Deputies were investigating an ongoing issue violating the York County animal restraining requirements ordinance near the 1300 block of McConnells Highway. During that investigation, Deputies discovered numerous pit bulls chained to car axles buried in the ground. Deputies also discovered evidence of potential dog fighting.

Deputies obtained a search warrant in reference to animal fighting for the property, which allows deputies to seize the 42 dogs.

“This is a good example of Animal Control and the York County Sheriff’s Office working together to protect our community and animals,” said Sheriff Kevin Tolson.

The investigation is ongoing and further information about the pit bulls dogs and conditions can be made to York County Animal Control.

More information about York County Ordinances reference to animal restraints and animal fighting (55.19 and 55.20) can be found at www.yorkcountygov.com.

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