Police said they found several dogs skinny and starving at a South Florida home during a drug investigation.
Two men have been arrested after police say they nearly starved four dogs to death in their backyard.
Tracy Bray, 25, and 20-year-old Clifton Lockhart were charged with animal cruelty and several drug charges after police found the pitbulls, severely malnourished and chained to a fence behind a Broward County apartment complex.
The apartment, which belongs to Bray, was also a drug house, Broward Sheriff's Office investigators said.
On Jan. 7, deputies were called to the Roosevelt Gardens apartment on anonymous reports that Bray was selling marijuana out of his home. When BSO arrived, they found the drugs they were looking for, but an even more grisly discovery in the backyard.
The four animals were so skinny, they could barely stand on their own and their bones were protruding through their skin. All of the dogs had bite marks and battle scars, including one dog that was missing an eye.
Police believe the pitbulls were used in illegal dogfighting.
Bray was not home at the time, but detectives caught up with the man Friday. Lockhart was arrested because he admitted to owning two of the dogs.