Missouri dogfighting raid leads to rescue of 15 dogs

ST. LOUIS | The Humane Society of Missouri says it has rescued 15 dogs in southwest Missouri that may have been used in dogfighting.

There was no immediate word on Thursday if anyone has been arrested. The raid on Wednesday occurred in Stone County, and messages left with the sheriff's department there were not returned.

The Humane Society says it rescued seven adult pit bulls and eight puppies from property owned by someone allegedly involved in dogfighting. The organization says many of the dogs had wounds, and most were attached to heavy log chains and thick collars.

The owner of the animals voluntarily surrendered them to the Humane Society. The dogs have been taken to the Humane Society center in St. Louis for treatment.