The CIDG requested PAWS’s assistance in the immediate care of the dogs and in the documentation of their condition. They also asked if PAWS would take in the dogs, or oversee their disposal because they would be pulling out by April 7, thus, making the area unsecure.
PAWS immediately called on IRO and CARA (the two groups that they worked with after a dog fight raid last December) to quickly establish a plan of action for the sustainable and long-term care and maintenance of the pit bulls.
Upon arriving at the site early the next morning, PAWS officers very quickly realized the staggering amount of work ahead. There were 266 dogs chained to the ground, near drums scattered in the open field; metal cans that could be barely called a shelter from the heat and rain.