450 pit bulls seized in raids face tough odds

Saturday, July 11, 2009 | 3:23 p.m. CDT; updated 7:25 a.m. CDT, Sunday, July 12, 2009

ST. LOUIS — Many of the 400-plus pit bulls seized in multistate dogfighting raids appear happy in their new digs at a temporary shelter in St. Louis, where one volunteer described them wagging their tails in seeming gratitude for newfound human contact.