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Alleged dog fighting on Market Street, pit bull rescued

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - According to Deputy Dog Warden Dave Nelson, all the signs of dog fighting were allegedly at the old abandoned commercial building on Market Street but it's difficult to know for sure.

21 News was there as Youngstown Police officers backed up the Dog Warden with guns drawn.

It was clear they were not sure what they were walking into.

The Deputy Dog Warden did bring out a friendly female pit bull who appeared to have just had puppies.

However, no other animals were found inside.

But authorities did find blood, bleach and even a cash box along with animal feces and urine in every room.

"The other call that came in was between here and between the New Beginning Assembly of God church that there was possibly dog fighting going on," says Mahoning County Deputy Dog Warden Dave Nelson. "There's straw up there and cords which could indicate some type of illegal dog fighting going on. So we're looking into that as well."

Former building owner Ondre Shabazz says he is unsure of what happened.

"I don't like when people mistreat dogs ... but apparently the dog has been fed and everything so I don't know," he says.

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