More than 60 animals were transported via a police escort to the Idaho Humane Society Monday night after they were discovered at the scene of a triple homicide April 5.
Citydesk first reported April 6 that police in the small Oneida County town of Holbrook were stunned by their discovery of what appeared to be a triple murder at a pit bull breeding farm. Authorities said it could be the worst shooting incident in Oneida County history.
When Oneida County deputies arrived on the scene, they found two unharmed children—a 2-year-old and 2-month-old—who were taken to famly members' homes.
Additionally, law enforcement discovered more than 60 pit bulls on the scene and marijuana growing in the basement. The property was surrounded by an 8-foot-high privacy fence.
The pit bulls were discovered in two enclosures near the house, which indicated an organized dogfighting ring. The carcass of a pit bull was also discovered in the freezer of the home.
The dogs will receive care at the Idaho Humane Society office in Boise, where officials are evaluating which of the animals might be placed for adoption.
- Idaho Humane Society
- 63 dogs were rescued from the scene of an Oneida County triple homicide.