Authorities reported on Tuesday through the Charlotte Observer that it is still unknown what will happen to the pitbulls involved in an alleged dogfighting ring
There were 27 dogs seized from a home on February 8 and the animals are in the custody of CMPD Animal Care & Control. Behavioral tests will be conducted by officials to determine status of later adoption.
A "temperament assessment team" will be chosen. These individuals will come from national welfare organizations. They are trained in canine behavior.
Some of the rescued pitbulls have physical injuries usually associated with dogfighting. Puncture wounds and lacerations are visible and some of the dogs are slightly underweight, according to authorities.
Both Melvin Smith and LeFonze Williams, Charlotte residents, are facing charges in the suspected dogfighting ring. The charges are felonies and are depicted as "felony training of animals with the purpose of dogfighting and baiting."