Roanoke Rapids, NC: When police spotted two pit bulls on chains outside the home of Kenneth Brooks, they stopped to investigate a possible violation of city ordinance regarding the tethering of dogs. Telltale scars on the dogs made police suspect Brooks may be involved in dogfighting. A search of the home also turned up dogfighting DVD’s. Nine more pit bulls were discovered in the woods nearby.
Police are also investigating Brooks claim that during the time that it took to place the dogs, five of them had been stolen.
Brooks surrendered to authorities and is being held on a $150,000 bond. He has been charged with 15 felony counts of dog baiting and 11 misdemeanor counts for violation of the city’s tethering law.
The future of the dogs is unknown, however they are currently being held at the Halifax County animal shelter.
This petition respectfully requests that if found guilty, Kenneth Brooks, the man accused of dog fighting, be given the maximum sentence allowable under law and that he never be allowed to own animals again. We also request that the dogs be released to a rescue group to be evaluated and placed in either permanent rescue or adopted out if temperament testing is deemed acceptable. Please speak out against the horrors of dogfighting by adding your signature to this petition.
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This petition will be updated as more information becomes available; however, the intent will remain the same.