Kent County, Delaware SPCA
Dover, DW - As long as organizations with large financial resources, such as the ASPCA and BestFriends, foot the PR effort in "adopting out" fighting dogs, which costs them millions of dollars, the public is left with the following horror: city animal control agencies will believe it is okay to adopt these dogs out as well. Such adoption practices are not okay; they border on reckless.
People and pets stand to be injured and killed by these dogs.
City agencies might get sued by victims as a result of this practice. We only hope that such lawsuits start at 1 million dollars and beyond. Only then will cities create common sense policies that reject this irresponsible adoption policy. In the meanwhile, tax dollars will puff into smoke as new victims are helicoptered into emergency centers and lawsuit settlements are shelled out.
Members of the SPCA in Delaware say they recovered 16 dogs, 10 of them puppies, dog fighting paraphernalia, photos and a video of a dog fight from a home in the 5700 block of West Denney's Road last week in Dover, Delaware. All of the dogs were signed over to the custody of the SPCA. Three of the adult dogs had to be euthanized. The two people who were arrested, Terah Moore and Carla Ridgeway, each face charges of animal cruelty and neglect and 8 felony charges including conspiracy and possessing, keeping or using an animal for the purpose of fighting. Anyone interested in adopting the puppies should contact the Kent County SPCA at (302) 698-3006.
A separate news article said that Terah K. Moore, 30, was also charged with second-degree rape for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl. He was committed to the Vaughn Correctional Center in lieu of $10,000 bail.
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