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Pitbulls rescued from fighting ring up for adoption in Waterloo

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WATERLOO (KWWL) - Two dogs are up for adoption in Waterloo after being rescued in the second-largest dog fighting bust in U.S. history.

Jax and Luigi are American Staffordshire terriers. The Cedar Bend Humane Society also identifies them as pit bulls.

They were rescued by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA.)

Jax is about two years old, and Luigi is about one year old. Luigi was born after the ASPCA rescue occurred.

The raid was conducted in Alabama. Hundreds of other dogs were rescued.

Many were found tethered in 90-degree heat, flea-ridden, with no access to food or water.

“We are truly grateful to Cedar Bend Humane Society for caring for Jax and Luigi and helping find them adopters,” said Jessica Rushin, senior partnerships manager for the ASPCA Field Investigations and Response team. “These dogs have never known life as a pet. We hope that the Waterloo community will open their homes to them so they can experience that for the first time.”

Both dogs are currently available for adoption. For more information, click herehttp://www.CedarBendHumane.org
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