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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Seven pit bulls and three guns were recovered from a home recently, a spokesperson for the Wilmington Police Department reports.
An officer responded to the 2830 block of Ward Street Saturday night in reference to dogs being abused. Upon arrival, he saw a dog with wounds on its face sticking its head out of the home’s window.
The officer determined that there were multiple dogs inside, and while checking out the backyard, he saw two rifles in plain view in the home’s open crawlspace. A stolen handgun was also found inside.
The officer determined that a possible convicted felon lived at the home, but the residence’s landlord said that the tenants had been evicted five days earlier.
The sheriff’s office Animal Control Unit came and took the pit bulls, and authorities are continuing to investigate.
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