South Carolina deputies seize 42 pit bulls in possible dogfighting probe

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YORK COUNTY, S.C. — Authorities in South Carolina seized 42 pit bulls after discovering evidence of possible dogfighting.

York County Sheriff's Office deputies were investigating an ongoing issue Thursday that violated the York County animal-restraining requirements ordinance.

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Deputies found dozens of pit bulls chained to car axles buried in the ground, and evidence of potential dogfighting.

Deputies obtained a search warrant, which allowed them to seize the dogs.

"This is a good example of Animal Control and the York County Sheriff's Office working together to protect our community and animals," Sheriff Kevin Tolson said in a news release.

The investigation is ongoing, and further information about the pit bulls' conditions can be provided by York County Animal Control.