Man Sentenced To Prison For Running Dog Fighting Operation
In Florida a man was given a 20 year prison sentence for running one of the biggest dog fighting rings in Polk County, Florida. This is one of the toughest animal-related punishments by and large with the judge sentencing Hewitt Grant to prison.
Besides the 20 years sentence for the dog fighting charge, the judge gave Grant another 30 years of probation for the dog fighting ring itself that was discovered in Mulberry.
Deputies found almost 70 dogs. As shown above and below a lot of them had terrible injuries like bite marks, large wounds and gruesome cuts.
“It’s kind of hard to talk about, no matter how many times you do it,” said Connie Johnson with the SPCA, who helped in the rehabilitation of the dogs.
A lot of the dogs couldn’t be saved. Under those circumstances they were loaded onto the ASPCA’s trucks and taken off to behavioral shelters in the country.
“I would like for someone to finally show the community that we’re not tolerating this anymore.” Johnson said on the witness stand during Grant’s sentencing.
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After all of the witness testimony the judge heard the cries against Grant loud and clear. The punishment is one of the harshest ever given for dog fighting.
For example, a judge sentenced an Alabama man to 8 years in prison for arranging a large dog fighting ring, with almost 400 dogs. With this in mind Hewett’s sentence is over twice that.