Amazing video shows joy of 26 pit bull terriers after they were rescued from brutal fighting ring

This is the face of one of 26 pit bulls after it was rescued from a suspected dog fighting ring in Florida.The creature, safe in the arms of an animal control officer who is looking kindly down on him, looks exhausted but relieved to be out of its makeshift wooden kennel.When officials swooped on the suburban home in Plant City, Florida on Monday, they found dogs chained up in the back yard, bleeding from cuts and wounds to their bodies and heads.The dogs – some of which are believed to have been used for fighting – are being cared for at Hillsborough County Animal Services. They are all expected to survive their injuries.Officer Pam Perry told ABC Action News: ‘Some of them are severely injured. Clear cuts to their faces, forelimbs, head — they are still bleeding.’The closest house was probably about 100 yards away but clearly somebody came forward with enough concern about what was going on. We saved these animals’ lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Makeshift dog kennels: The backyard of the property in Florida where officials found dogs chained up behind the six-foot tall fence

Officer Pam Perry told ABC Action News: ‘Some of them are severely injured. Clear cuts to their faces, forelimbs, head — they are still bleeding.

‘The closest house was probably about 100 yards away but clearly somebody came forward with enough concern about what was going on. We saved these animals’ lives.’

Ms Perry was pictured holding one of the rescued pit bull terriers in her arms after the pup was freed from heavy chains.

Chained up: One of the pit bull terriers found in the back yard of the suburban home in Florida where animal welfare officers suspect there was a dog fighting ring

ABC Action News reported that the investigation by animal welfare officers is continuing and charges are imminent.

The dogs will face an uncertain future when they have recovered because they have been traumatised by their ordeals as fighting dogs.

Adoptions take a long time with experts having to assess how damaged the pets have been by the experience.

Rescued: Animal welfare officer Pam Perry cuddles one of the dogs rescued during the raid. Many had cuts and wounds to their bodies