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Harrisburg man accused of organizing dog fights

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Police said a Harrisburg man is facing charges for organizing dog fighting rings in his backyard.

Investigators said an officer discovered Anthony Bellamy, along with two underage boys, fighting two dogs in Bellamy's backyard on 13th Street.

Investigators said the two dogs were forced to fight in a makeshift ring while one of the boys taped it on his cell phone.

The dogs suffered cuts to their faces, chests and necks, along with other wounds.

Both dogs involved in fighting were taken by police and are being cared for by the Humane Society of the Harrisburg Area.

Bellamy was arrested and released on bail. He's been ordered to have no contact with animals and voluntarily surrendered a female dog in the house, Dutchess, who was not used for fighting.

Dutchess is a 3-year-old unspayed female who was used for breeding purposes. She was released into the care of the Central Pennsylvania Animal Alliance and renamed Clementine.

The CPAA says Clementine is about 50lbs and great with people and children. They also add that she is dog selective and is not good with cats. 

If you are interested in fostering and possibly adopting Clementine please go to the CPAA website to fill out a foster application. 

If you have questions please email: info@cpaa.info.  

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