11 dog skulls found at Jefferson County dog fighting site, 1 man arrested
From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
JEFFERSON COUNTY — A man has been charged with dog fighting activity after Jefferson County deputies discovered a gruesome site that included a bloody fight ring and the remains of at least 11 dogs..
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, deputies received a complaint of dogs fighting in the Mulga area.
Once on the scene, deputies could hear what sounded like dogs fighting in the woods behind a residence on Main Street. Deputies proceeded towards the location and were met by a juvenile carrying an injured dog.
Once at the location of the dogs fighting, deputies discovered 17 pit bulls, 4 of which had injuries consistent with dog fighting. There was also a ring with fresh blood inside. Approximately 11 dog skulls have been found.
One subject has been taken into custody. A 42-year-old male suspect is being held in the Jefferson County Jail on charges of “Activity related to dog fighting” with a $15,000 bond.
Animal control is currently on the scene with the Sheriff’s Office taking custody of the dogs.
The investigation is ongoing.