The 14 pit bull dogs confiscated by police more than six weeks ago from a house in northwest Charlotte’s Lincoln Heights remain in the care of local authorities and are doing well, according to a spokeswoman for Animal Care & Control.
Melissa Knicely said the animals remain at the shelter in west Charlotte and will remain there until the case against their apparent owner is settled.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police raided a house on Grier Avenue in late January and seized the dogs. Daran Dejuan Goines, 30, was arrested and charged with dog fighting and baiting, along with drug trafficking. Another man with Goines also was charged with drug trafficking.
Goines was released from jail on bond, and his case is pending.
Animal Care & Control, a division of CMPD, is responsible for the dogs until the court system can decide ownership, police say.
Knicely, a spokeswoman for Animal Care & Control, said the pit bulls “are being well cared for by our kennel and vet staff, and they are receiving daily kennel enrichment, as well.”
She said any possible adoptions of the dogs must wait for the case to be settled.
Knicely also said anyone wishing to donate supplies to Animal Care & Control for the dogs can obtain a list online.
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