Rescued from Dog Fighting, Buddy Begins New Life

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 5:00pm
Rescued from Dog Fighting, Buddy Begins New Life

When the ASPCA Field Investigations and Response Team rescues dogs from the cruel practice of dog fighting, it is our hope that the dogs involved will have the opportunity to experience life as beloved pets. We were thrilled when we heard that Buddy, one of nearly 400 dogs we rescued from fighting in August 2013, is doing just that.

The August 2013 raid spanned Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia, and after ASPCA responders provided veterinary care and behavior enrichment to the dogs, many of the dogs went to ASPCA partner organizations to find loving homes.

Buddy, who was just a puppy at the time of his rescue, was transported to the Charleston Animal Society, an ASPCA Partnership graduate agency. He was then placed with a foster parent, Michele W., who described this adorable pup as a “love bug” who quickly learned to get along with his foster parent’s four resident dogs.

Soon after, Buddy was adopted by Nicole M. and Andrew M., and it was love at first sight.

Nicole reports that Buddy is their constant companion. He loves to snuggle and play outside, and he bonded quickly with their resident dog, Cinnamon.

We could not be more pleased to share this happy ending to Buddy’s story. The ASPCA has designated April 8 as National Dog Fighting Awareness Day (NDFAD) to shed light on stories like Buddy’s and to encourage animal lovers across the country to take action against this brutal form of cruelty. Get involved by joining our NDFAD Google Hangout on April 8.

Rescued from Dog Fighting, Buddy Begins New Life

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Thank you, Nicole and Andrew, for giving sweet Buddy such a happy, safe, loving home. You all look so totally happy in the wonderful photo. Cinnamon is a beauty, too.

Jean Norfolk

The people who condone and allow dog fighting are the animals - not the lovely innocent creatures who are forced unwillingly to fight!

Peggy wilkey

We are soo happy for all of you humane angels.


Buddy is so handsome. Bless his sweet soul.

Dustin Lee Albert

It's a shame how such a beautiful breed of dog can get such a bad reputation from dog fighting. I'm glad that Buddy could be rescued and given to a safe, loving home. God Bless.