"Cover Story" piece on underground dog fighting in Maine. Over the past year, A
"Cover Story" piece on underground dog fighting in Maine. Over the past year, Auburn's Animal Control Officer (ACO), Bentley Rathbun, has pulled seven dead dogs from the Androscoggin River. Over the same period, five charges of animal fighting were filed in Maine courts; all of these involved what ACOs, Humane Society agents and dog fighters themselves call 'street fighters:" guys who walk toward each other in an alley, let go of their dogs, and say the dogs got away. Rathbun, Old Orchard Beach ACO Bruce Savoy and Biddeford ACO Donald Harper are the officials in the state concerning dog fighting. They say one of the problems Maine faces in organizing statewide investigations is it doesn't have a large, statewide office of the Humane Society or the Society For the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to facilitate communication. And they say there isn't enough leadership coming from the state Division of Animal Health and Industry.
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Smith, Sam, ""Cover Story" piece on underground dog fighting in Maine. Over the past year, A" (2000). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 226.
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