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Brandywine Valley SPCA treating dog fighting victim

A victim of dog fighting has recently come under the care of the Brandywine Valley SPCA.

Adam Lamb, CEO of the Brandywine Valley SPCA, says that the dog was rescued by a bystander on Saturday.

 

“A good Samaritan had seen this dog being fought in the streets in the city of Wilmington and when they tried to scream to the individuals to stop, they quickly ran off and left this dog behind," said Lamb.

The victim, a male pit bull terrier mix, was then taken to the Delaware Humane Association. And then the dog was retrieved by an officer from the Brandywine Valley SPCA.

 

Lamb says that dogfighting is more common within city limits.

 

“This is our second case in the last 60 days," said Lamb, "so it seems to be something that’s more prevalent than most people realize.”

The dog, named Clancy by the SPCA staff, had several puncture wounds to its face and legs. The organization has set up a fund to help pay for Clancy’s medical and rehabilitation costs.

The Office of Animal Welfare is currently investigating the dogfighting case. Officials are asking that leads be called into the hotline number: 302-255-4646. The Brandywine SPCA is offering a $500 reward for information leading to an arrest. Photos of the dog are posted online at delaware public dot org.

Dogfighting is considered a felony in all 50 states.