56 dogs, puppies saved from dog-fighting in sweeping raids

MORE than 50 dogs, including French Bulldogs and young puppies, have been rescued from alleged dog-fighting rings following sweeping raids across southeast Queensland.

In the past week, police and RSPCA inspectors have seized 56 dogs from two properties at Logan, one in Redland city and a fourth at Richmond.

RSPCA spokesperson Michael Beatty said the raids were the biggest breakthrough in the battle against dog fighting in Queensland in the past decade.


(Source: Supplied / RSPCA Queensland)

(Source: Supplied / RSPCA Queensland)

Mr Beatty said among the animals seized were French bulldogs, bull-Arab cross-breeds and mastiffs.

Most of the animals seized were found suffering from various fighting wounds, while others, including young puppies, were taken from the properties due to welfare concerns.

(Source: Supplied / RSPCA Queensland)

(Source: Supplied / RSPCA Queensland)

Crucial evidence was also seized including treadmills, breaking sticks, phones and other paraphernalia.

Mr Beatty said the raids were carried out following an extensive taskforce investigation and hopes the evidence collected will be enough to lead to charges.

Dog-fighting treadmills were also seized (Source: Supplied / RSPCA Queensland)

(Source: Supplied / RSPCA Queensland)

All 56 dogs seized during the raids are now being cared for by the RSPCA. No charges have yet been laid.

Anyone with information can contact the RSPCA via 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625).

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