The dogs, which were all pit bulls, were found either fighting or bloody from fights with spectators "running like rabbits," Animal Control Director Regenia Wells said.

Animal Control Officer Rebecca Bruner, along with Tifton Police officers and Tift County sheriff's deputies, broke up one fight and seized the dogs and was later joined by Wells to confiscate dogs at the other fight.

"We went to two different locations and picked up dogs that were clearly been used for street fighting," Wells said.

While the dogs were seized, no owners could be found.

Wells said that if no owners come forward to claim the dogs the animals could face humane euthanization due to their violent tendencies.

"I have no doubt that these dogs have been used for fighting," Wells said. "It's just sad."

Dogfighting has been on the rise in Georgia over the recent months, prompting a crackdown by lawmakers on loose dogfighting laws.

Right now, law enforcement agents have to catch dog fighters in the act to charge them with dogfighting, which carries a strict penalty and jailtime.

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