EASTMAN, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say 63 pit bulls have been rescued from a dogfighting ring in Georgia.

Assistant District Attorney Chris Gordon tells news outlets that a March 17 traffic stop during which a bloodied dog was discovered yielded a search warrant for a Dodge County property, resulting in a raid.

Seven people were arrested on dogfighting charges. Three firearms, marijuana and cocaine were also seized.

Court documents say authorities found a dogfighting pit, training equipment and dogs staked out with heavy chains without food or water.

The dogs are in the care of veterinarians.

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