In a dramatic action, The HSUS was on the scene yesterday in Chester County, South Carolina, assisting local authorities in breaking up a massive dogfight-an event that Chris Schindler, animal fighting manager at The HSUS, described as being "likely one of the largest if not the largest dogfights ever taken down."
Using intelligence provided by The HSUS, officers of the Chester County Sheriff's Office and York County Sheriff's Office entered the property overnight as the dogfights were in progress, just in time to recover four dogs, including the winning dog from a match that had just taken place, and the losing dog that the dogfighters were about to kill.
"Hundreds of people were in attendance – I've never seen anything like it before," said Chris who's been involved in raids on multiple illegal dogfights during his career with The HSUS. Authorities arrested three alleged dogfighters who had brought dogs to the fight from North Carolina, charging them under the state law that The HSUS worked to enact some years ago. We expect other arrests to follow.