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Eight 'dog fighting' victims recovered from Upshur County creek

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The bloated bodies of eight pit bulls and mixed breed dogs may have been floating in the murky water creek off Poplar Road in Upshur County, Texas for more than a week reported Saturday's news-journal.com.

The discovery of the dogs' bodies continues to magnify the egregious practice of dog fighting. Authorities state the two smaller dogs bore the bites, wounds, and scars of "bait dogs" while the larger pit bull breeds were most likely the fighting dogs.

Pct.1 Constable Gene Dolle is now asking for the public's help in identifying the dogs and any possible leads in the area where dog fighting might be active. After a neighbor called in the heinous discovery, Constable Dolle stated:

“This many dogs, and the cruelty of this situation … it just blows your mind."

One of the area residents offered to help remove the bodies of the dogs. Neighbors with children and dogs of their own want the culprits caught.

If anyone has any information, please call Constable Pct. 1 office at (903)-680-8356. Dog fighting is a felony. Please be the voice for these dogs.

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