80 dogs seized in fighting investigation

August 12, 2009 7:54:44 AM PDT
Authorities have seized about 80 pit bulls during raids at two southern Indiana sites suspected of breeding and training dogs for illegal fighting. State police say dog carcasses and dog fighting paraphernalia were also seized when the Indiana Gaming Commission and other agencies executed search warrants Tuesday in Orange County.

Adam Parascandola of the Humane Society of the United States says many dogs had scars and marks consistent with fighting.

Thirty-nine-year-old Brian E. Denny of French Lick was arrested on a preliminary charge of possession of animals for the purpose of animal fighting contests and an outstanding warrant for battery. He was released on bond.

A phone number listed as Denny's was disconnected and he could not immediately be reached for comment.