A veterinarian at the Humane Society of Missouri points to a picture of a rescued fighting dog's wounds. Over 400 pit bulls were rescued by the Society after the raid in which Hackman and and Kiriakidis were charged. (Maria Altman, St. Louis Public Radio)
This week, the City's Animal Control Officers will begin issuing tickets for fines from $100 to $500 for those who violate city animal laws and ordinances. The City will also enforce animal abuse violations, including illegal chaining and dogfighting.