ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – In 2013, 367 dogs were rescued as a result of the second-largest United States raid, including four dogs who have been taken care of by local organization, Even Chance.
Friday, two pitbulls, Garbanzo and Snuggles stopped in with Even Chance Co-Director Melissa Ledbetter during Today in St. Louis.
During the raid, which happened this past August, 10 people were arrested and indicted of felony dog-fighting charges, and authorities found and seized drugs, firearms and more than $500,000 from the ring. The investigation and rescue took the cooperation of The Humane Society of the United States, ASPCA, FBI and local law enforcement between Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Texas.
Even Chance focuses on rescuing, rehabilitating and training bit bulls from cases such as domestic abuse and dog fighting busts. The group is also caring for the Honor, the dog seen in a viral video being abused in St. Louis County.
Snuggles, Garbanzo as well as the other two dogs, Alice and Danny aren't ready for adoption just yet, but Even Chance is accepting applications for the dogs.
Donations are also being accepted online to help pay for medical treatments, nutrition, training and forever family training and checkups.