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Possible dogfighting ring uncovered in Chicago

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CHICAGO -- Thirty-two pit bulls were seized from a home on Chicago's South Side June 13. The dogs are believed to have been part of a dog-fighting ring. According to officials, the dogs had "tell-tale" signs of dog fighting, including mangled ears, muscular jaws, extensive scarring and open wounds. Larue Jackson, 50, was charged with 21 misdemeanor counts of possession of a pit bull by a felon, according to a spokeswoman for the Cook County sheriff's office. The dogs were transported to Chicago Animal Care and Control, where they were treated for their injuries. It's undetermined what will happen to the dogs because they will be evidence in a criminal proceeding.

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