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Major kudos to Caroline Manzo's eccentric sister, Frannie Laurita, for achieving a truly amazing feat. The Real Housewives of New Jersey guest star and soon-to-be regular on Manzo'd With Children made the Jersey news after helping to take down a dog-fighting ring. Her family could not be more proud of her.

"My sister @frannielaurita is fearless," Caroline wrote on Twitter, before sharing a link to the story.

Meanwhile, Frannie's nephew and Caroline's son, Albie, also took a moment to give the hero some props, when he shared a photo of Frannie on his flat-screen television.

"Big shout to Aunt @frannielaurita for helping take down a dog fighting ring today!!!"

Even Dina Manzo got into the family spirit, posting a link to the news story.

Jersey police were surprised to find the dog-fighting operation during what started out as a drug raid. Besides finding plenty of drugs, they found close to two dozen dogs living in horrible conditions, many of them dead and stuffed into garbage bags. It's truly a heartbreaking story.

Frannie is one of the many rescue workers that has taken in some of the pups to rehabilitate them and several veterinarian offices are also offering their services to the unfortunate animals. We hope these doggies can recover both physically and emotionally and find new forever homes where they can start living the happy lives they deserve.

We're glad there are people like Frannie out there to stand up for the poor furry friends, who can't stand up for themselves!