At any rate, Pitbulls were found at the home:
According to court documents investigators found "seven adult, male pit bull dogs, two of which were chained up without water, and a third which was crated in its own waste, again without water.
The Director of the Humane Society of Utah (a kill shelter in the state) provides some additional info in the article:
The executive director says the training methods used by clandestine dog trainers are particularly barbaric, "often there are bait animals that are used such as cats, rabbits, smaller dogs that are killed when this is done in the training," says Baierschmidt.Here we go again with bait animal hysteria. Le sigh.
The suspect turned himself in this week and is awaiting a court appearance. The dogs sadly, have all been killed.