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16 pit bull dogs ‘rescued’ from Virginia home

Virginia Pit Bulls

HAMPTON, Va.  (WTKR) – Animal Control officers said they rescued 16 pit bull dogs from one Hampton home. Officers said the dogs were living in unsafe conditions.

Police received an animal cruelty tip about the dogs at a home along the 3300 block of Abbey Court. Police responded to the home Tuesday afternoon, spoke with the homeowner and inspected the property. They said they found more than a dozen pit bull dogs living in unsafe conditions.

Police said there was no evidence of dog fighting. Charges against the owner of the dogs were pending the outcome of the investigation.

The dogs were taken to the Hampton SPCA for evaluation.