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BSO saves abused pups

Option1 Broward Sheriff's Office deputies in Pompano Beach did more than bust an alleged drug dealer this week -- they rescued eight poorly-treated pooches.

It happened Tuesday in the 1500 block of Northwest Third Way. Deputies were executing a search warrant in the home of Enaildo Baptiste, an alleged drug dealer who has served time for battery and false imprisonment.

Inside the house: cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana. There were also two handguns.

No surprises there.

But deputies were stunned by the canines. All eight pit bulls appeared mistreated and malnourished. One was badly scarred from fighting. And three were puppies living in one tiny cage.

Baptiste, 24, now finds himself in the lockup, facing charges for drugs and animal cruelty.

The pups, however, are quite comfortable at the Coral Springs Animal Hospital. BSO hopes to put them up for adoption soon.

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