The breakup of an alleged dog fighting ring in Fluvanna County has the SPCA asking for your help.
In January, 10 pit bulls were seized by authorities from Brenton Mathis, who is charged with dog fighting and animal cruelty. Those dogs are now being cared for by the Fluvanna SPCA until the court case is resolved.
Mathis' hearing last month was continued until April 28.
The SPCA is asking for any donations to help during this time.
Fluvanna SPCA Press Release
The Fluvanna SPCA requests assistance in handling a special animal population. Earlier this year, local and state officials broke up an alleged dog fighting ring and placed ten pit bull dogs and puppies in our care. These dogs must remain with us until their court case is resolved.
For 25 years, the FSPCA has been on a mission to prevent cruelty to animals in our community. When pets are found in cruel or neglectful situations, we are here to rescue them and provide the safety and rehabilitative care they need to heal and flourish. We are all about second chances. Right now, these pit bull dogs and puppies need extra-special, extended treatment, which places a significant strain on our staff and supplies. These animals, along with the rest of our furry residents, deserve loving, quality care, and we need your support to continue providing this for as long as they may need it.
We are reaching out now with an urgent plea to help during this extraordinary time. We ask that people join our compassionate community in giving at whatever level they are able; any assistance is greatly appreciated. Donations are tax-deductible and will ensure that our four-legged friends will receive the very best of care.
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