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Animals rescued from Collier County dogfighting operation will get new homes

Nine dogs and a rooster that were rescued from a dogfighting operation earlier this month by Collier County deputies will get new homes. The sheriff’s office said Friday a judge awarded custody of the animals to Domestic Animal Services (DAS). The judge’s order also prohibits their previous owner, Rafael Jesus Del-Valle-Jomarron, from owning dogs and […]

Investigation into Collier County dogfighting operation reveals disturbing evidence

A man’s now-busted dogfighting operation at a Collier County home turned out to be more than meets the eye. Rafael Jesus Del-Valle-Jomarron’s top-secret operation in an otherwise quiet Golden Gate neighborhood was busted because of a coincidence. Now, we’re learning more about the goings-on and what investigators describe as a disturbing case. “The worst injury […]