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      8 Rescued pit bulls ready for adoption

      Taylor is available for adoption. Authorities say Taylor needs a home with a person knowledgeable of dog behaviors. This dog has been fought and is reactive toward other dogs but is easily corrected. Best case would be no other dogs in the home. / Photo courtesy:Richland County Sheriff's Dept.

      RICHLAND COUNTY (WACH,AP) -- Richland County deputies say pit bulls rescued from a dogfighting ring are now ready for adoption.

      Sheriff Leon Lott said Monday there are eight dogs ready to be adopted.

      In all, 24 dogs were seized when authorities conducted a raid in September.

      Lott says most of the dogs have been placed, but eight are still looking for new homes.

      Sheriff Lott says two people face dogfighting charges, and a third has been charged with attempted murder for trying to run over a deputy during the raid.

      If you're interested in fostering or adopting one of these dogs, please call Pawmetto Lifeline at (803) 622- 4748. Anyone interested in making a donation should make checks payable to: The Richland County Sheriff's Foundation, 5623 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC 29202.

      (The Associated Press contributed to this report.)