Troy Stolen Dogs

By: Erica Proffer Email
By: Erica Proffer Email

Five pit-bulls were taken from their home this week and Troy Police need your help in catching those responsible.

Police fear the dogs may have been taken to be used for dog fighting.

Owners say one dog is pregnant, one is deaf and the other three are just too nice to be trained to fight.

Gail more says she is devastated.

Her dogs were recently stolen from their fenced in yard to possibly be used for dog fighting.

Five pit-bulls in total were stolen, one during the nighttime hours of January 4th and the other four during the daytime hours of January 8th.

Two were also on chains.

"The individuals responsible for this are more than likely around these animals often," says Sergeant Benny Scarbrough, Troy Police Department.

"Obviously, for someone to go in and take these animals, they would have to be familiar with pit-bulls with that particular breed. So, we do have a fear they may be fighting them," says Gail Moore.

The dogs taken include:

Chewy, Crazy and Tater, which are all red nosed pit-bulls, ranging from one to two years old.

Crazy is deaf and Tater is expected to have puppies any day.

Rosie is a blue pit female.

Nasty, who was the first dog taken, is a two year old buckskin male.

The dogs were taken right off the busy Highway 29, just outside Troy.

Both the police and family are hoping someone saw something suspicious that will help them find the dogs.

"They were a part of our family. We're kind of shocked that someone would go into a fenced-in area with pit-bulls and take them. We really miss our dogs. They're a part of our family. We want them back home," says Moore.

Police do not know of any dog fighting going on in Pike County.

However, officials say they are following up on some leads that could point in that direction.

Right now, the suspects look to only face theft of property charges.

However, if those who stole the dogs are using them for fighting, they would face additional charges.

There is a reward for the recovery of the pit-bulls.

The Humane Society and the Defense of Animals are offering rewards up to $2500 dollars for information leading to an arrest and conviction or any person associated with dog fighting.

If you have any information, please call Gail Moore at 674-1110 or the Troy Police Department at 566-0500.

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