Police Search for Owners of Longview Pit Bulls

Police in Longview are still looking for the owners of five nearly starved pit-bull dogs found Thursday. Animal control officers rescued the dogs from a south Longview neighborhood after sanitation workers had reported finding several dead ones in the trash. The animals were malnourished and showed visible injuries consistent with being put into fights with other dogs. The owners have not been located. Health officials say sadly that this kind of treatment is only a misdemeanor offense.