By Wyatt Earp | August 24, 2009
This is the second time in two days where my division was highlighted (or lowlighted) by a high-profile case. The good news is that it gives the public an idea of the kind of terrible place where I have to spend my career. The bad news is that when something like this breaks, we get every media toad in town calling our phones looking for information.
And every one is usually redirected to our Public Affairs Division. Yeah, they get no play.
Officers from the Pennsylvania SPCA Sunday uncovered a dog-fighting ring at an East Germantown home and rescued several badly injured pit bulls found there.
Following a tip to an animal cruelty hotline, the officers discovered two dead dogs and five others at the home, in the 200 block of East Bringhurst Street.
Three men, including the property owner and the alleged ringleader, are facing charges.
The bust comes in the wake of the Philadelphia Eagles’ signing of quarterback Michael Vick, the country’s best-known former dog-fighter. (H/T – Philly.com)
Well, in fairness, if you are going to reward a convicted dogfighter with a million-dollar football contract, what is the incentive to not engage in the activity?
That’s a semi-serious question, folks.