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Road Trip to Save Lives: Former Dog Fighting Dogs Transported One Step Closer to Loving Homes

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 3:00pm
Close up of a former dog fighting victim

It’s been nearly a year since we rescued nearly 400 dogs from a multi-state dog fighting ring spanning Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Texas. Many of the dogs were emaciated, with scars and wounds consistent with dog fighting. Since then, we’ve provided these dogs with the medical care and behavioral enrichment they so desperately needed in order to recover. Now it’s time for six of these dogs to move one step closer to finding loving homes: Valentino, Nightwing, Mabel, Iso, Fitz and Wickham. We’re embarking on a week-long transport to deliver these dogs to partner shelters in four states in the Midwest. Starting today in Virginia, the ASPCA team will make its way across the country to the following shelters:

Humane Society of Tulsa of Tulsa, Oklahoma
Great Plains SPCA of Merriam, Kansas
Capital Humane Society of Lincoln, Nebraska
Longmont Humane Society of Longmont, Colorado

Once delivered to these receiving shelters, all six dogs will be made available for adoption. We’re so excited that these dogs will have the chance to begin new lives as beloved pets. Stay tuned for more news to come as the ASPCA team continues on the ultimate summer road trip to save animals’ lives. In addition to the ASPCA Blog, you can check out our Instagram account and follow the hashtag #FreedomDogs for photos and updates from the road.

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Comments

Comments

Jen C.

Best wishes and safe travels for these six dogs! I hope they find forever homes soon!

sharon

good luck and a safe trip for these dogs. may people find it in their hearts to help by adopting these beautiful dogs. if people can't help find a home for the beautiful dogs- could they please help by donating a little something for their care?!!!!! sharen

Laurie

I hope they all find forever loving homes, they deserve a 2nd chance....when I heard this story when you published it I was heart broken, it is so upsetting what these dogs go thru...I really hope you can stop these dog fighting rings, these poor pups...I think you should use one of the pitties for your 2015 Calendar cover.... Best wishes to all the pups...and thank you for helping them...

lynn

Are any of the dogs rescued from the massive fighting ring located in or near wv? When I read the story, all I could think was, I want to give one of these beautiful, mistreated babies a real, loving home.

Another rescuer

I definitely vote for these dogs to be on the front of your publication. They have been through so much and should be honoured by everyone. :)

JAMES A. FULLER

THIS IS YOUR COVER DOG,JUST LOOK AT HIS EYES THEY SPEAK VOLUMES.I WISH HIM A LIFE LIKE THE ONE I'VE GIVEN TO MY MANY DOGS,CATS, SQUIRRELS,BIRDS AND ANYTHING ELSE THAT NEEDED A GOOD HOME.

Crystal O'Leary

All the best and safe travels for these six dogs, I hope and pray that the dirt bags in this dog fighting ring all go to jail and then to hell. On a better note I pray everyone of those dogs find a forever home they deserve forever homes and all the love that goes with it.

Andra

My thoughts exactly, Crystal.

barbara

I couldn't have said it better,crystal, except I would like to do to them, what they do to those poor dogs. I also think a pit should be the cover dog.

Terry

Dear Barbara, I totally agree with you! As the proud parent of a beautiful pitty I too want to give the idiots (being polite) the same treatment that they did to those poor innocent babies! Then I would throw them in prison with a sentence of 99 years per pitty that was found in their "ring"! I also say / feel that the Pit Bull breed should be the cover dog! May God bless ALL of the people that helped / are helping in the rescue and care of the poor innocent babies!

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