Groups step in to give area dogs a second chance

The man accused of running a dog fighting ring has appeared in court.

Collin Rand, Jr. pleaded not guilty to felony dog fighting charges.

On December 22nd, police raided Rand's home on East 91st. 18 puppies and 9 adult dogs were removed.

Officers say the dogs were raised at the house and the did the fighting in the basement.

According to the officers, blood was everywhere in the basement.

The dogs are now considered evidence and are being held at the Cleveland Kennel.

The judge set bond at $7,500.

Meantime, there are groups that have stepped up to the plate to give the dogs a fighting chance, at a second chance.

If you want to help as a volunteer, foster parent, or give a donation click on the links below.

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