"If I was a dog fighter, I'd stay out of Wilkes County." That's what one Humane Society official said last week after the seizure of 127 pit bulls from a kennel in Millers Creek. Let's hope dog fighters and breeders of fighting dogs hear him loud and clear -- and stay out of all of Northwest North Carolina.
The days when dogfighting was a misdemeanor to be winked at are long gone. Dog fighting is a felony in this state, and it won't be tolerated.