Pit bulls held as evidence, need homes


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - The clock is ticking for group of pit bulls being held as evidence in a cruelty case at the DeKalb County Animal Shelter.

A rescue group has stepped in for one of them. But two more still need a home.

"I probably got a thousand emails about him," said Jason Flatt of Friends of the Forlorn.

Flatt said his rescue heard about young pit bull Fisher's story through emails and Facebook messages. Fisher was one of six dogs brought to the shelter as evidence in a cruelty case.

"He was super skinny, wasn't being fed. Probably wasn't being given water as well," Karen Hirsch of Lifeline Animal Project told Channel 2's Kerry Kavanaugh.

Hirsch said the dogs were bred to fight. Now they are here fighting for a happy ending.

"They said that he didn't do too well with other dogs. That doesn't mean he deserves to die. He's been through enough," Flatt said.

He went to the DeKalb County Animal Shelter Tuesday and rescued him.

"He had to be here for a month and a half," Hirsch told Channel 2's Kerry Kavanaugh. "However some of the dogs in the case are being held even longer."

Three dogs in the case are still being held. But two more need a second chance. Hirsch said the shelter only has space for a couple hundred dogs and dozens arrive daily.

"Listen, if you're willing to commit to them for 10-12 years and give them what they need, they're going to give you a lot more back," Flatt said. "Give them chance, you never know what you're going to uncover."

If you would like to meet the other dogs in this case, the DeKalb County Animal Shelter reopens on Thursday.

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