On Wednesday, August 2, 2023 Gaston County Police detectives and specialists with Animal Care and Enforcement, assisted by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) executed a search warrant at a residence located at 945 E. 6th Ave. Gastonia, NC as part of a dog fighting investigation.
The search warrant was the result of a nearly two month long investigation into a report of numerous dogs at the location being used for dog fighting. The Human Society of the United States was contacted to assist in evaluating and rescuing the dogs at the residence. Fourteen (14) dogs were located during the search and seized. The dogs were rescued by the HSUS and taken for medical treatment and further evaluation.
The Gaston County Police would like to thank the Humane Society of the United States, the Gaston County District Attorney’s Office, the Gaston County Attorney’s Office and the Gastonia Fire Department for their assistance in this case.
The investigation into this case is on-going. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Det. J. Brienza at 704-866-3320 or Crimestoppers at 704-861-8000. There is no further information available at this time.