Celebrate National Dog Fighting Awareness Day with 6 Rescues Ready for Adoption

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 2:30pm
Puppy rescued from dog fighting raid

Last August, the ASPCA played a major role in the second-largest dog fighting raid in U.S. history. The raid, which spanned Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia, led to the rescue of hundreds of dogs ranging in age from several days to 10-12 years. At the time, we knew that these dogs would have long journeys ahead of them—many suffered physically and emotionally at the hands of their abusers. But they were survivors, and today, just in time for National Dog Fighting Awareness Day, six more of the sweet pups from that raid are ready for adoption.

The six dogs, all between the ages of 8 months and 1.5 years, spent the last seven months in a temporary shelter experiencing love and happiness for the very first time. Through daily enrichment, outdoor exercise, play sessions and behavioral training, they have been rehabilitated and are ready to find permanent, loving homes.

We are so thrilled for these pups—Evie, Charlie, Uno, Willie, Zayla and Rohan—but their story is a real reminder of why National Dog Fighting Awareness Day is necessary. We created NDFAD to increase understanding and awareness about dog fighting, and to encourage animal lovers across the country to take action against this brutal form of animal cruelty.

To learn more about dog fighting and how you can help the ASPCA end this cruel practice, watch our Google Hangout.

If you are interested in adopting one of these six brave dogs, please visit the Pinellas County Humane Society in Clearwater, Florida. 

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loca dennysay i

Celeste, ur commet hit it right on the nail bczz they are not human & an eye for an eye, u couldn't have said it any better. but the goverment they can give a shit, they are in their own lit world .. thats why it's up to all of us to help in anyway we can. 60 cents a day is nothing . but i do undanderst when some one doesn't have it. but their is so many other ways to help ... thk u all for ur support of our beautiful animals thk u !!

Elena Aponte

I will keep sending you money monthly, so you can keep the good job

debra h ortiz

There is no suck thing as a bad dog only BAD PEOPLE. Dogs are not born bad they are made bad by there owners.

Big Dog Teacher

Michael Vick and all the other dog abusers...You know where your afterlife will be???

Susan Spencer

I will support you FOREVER! Love and blessings to you all, and THANK YOU!


I have deducted from my bank account $20 every month to ASPCA -- I love all they do to help dogs and other animals !!


I am so glad I donated my car to the ASPCA this was such a great idea. I hope I saved some dogs. My heart goes out to these animals and the people that care daily for them.