PUEBLO, Colo. (KKTV) A man convicted of running a dog fighting ring in Pueblo was sentenced to six months in jail on Thursday.
Jerry Grady was arrested back in February of 2018 after investigators searched his property and seized the animals. Investigators took away 19 dogs and according to arrest papers, some of them were just puppies. The arrest papers also state Grady showed undercover officers around the property and talked about how the dogs would fight.
Grady was also handed six months of probation as part of his sentence and he will have to pay the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region more than $10,000 in medical costs.
"People are so compassionate about pet ownership," Animal Law Enforcement Captain Lindsey Vigna told 11 News. "But you know I always stress to people that it is a privilege and owning a pet comes with a lot of responsibility and it has to be taken seriously."
Three of the dogs had to be euthanized and three others were given back to their rightful owners. The rest of the dogs were taken to shelters to be adopted.