Slideshow: Dogs Rescued from Fighting Ring

Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 12:00pm
Slideshow: Dogs Rescued from Fighting Ring

Earlier this year, the ASPCA assisted in a three-state dog fighting bust alongside the FBI, Missouri Highway Patrol and several other agencies.

When we found these dogs, many were doomed to live their whole lives tethered by heavy chains—and on the day of the raid, many were left outside to suffer through a blizzard.

Today, after months under the care of our behaviorists, veterinarians and tireless responders, dogs rescued from this raid are thriving. In fact, some have already headed to rescue for adoption! Still others remain in our care.

We wanted to show you some of these dogs’ happy faces and thank you for helping us make their rescue possible. We couldn’t have taken on this massive operation without your help!


Slideshow: Amazing Transformation of Dog Fighting Victims

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Lynn Boudreau

May God Bless all of you, and I THANK YOU SO MUCH for caring soooo much about the animals. I love you!!!


Our governor in PA has stopped it where our shelters arent allowed to put down animals. They have to keep them alive.


Gosh they are beautiful

Henry Wright

Great job! These poor dogs deserve to lead happy lives and it looks like they will thanks to you :)

Sondra from Lan...

Thank God for the ASPCA and all of those who worked so hard to rehabilitate these wonderful dogs! My dog Zena, an American Bull Terrier is the most loving dog I have ever owned. She makes me laugh everyday by performing her "being silly" actions. I will continue to pray for all people who think fighting dogs is an okay thing to do. I hope they will somedoy soon realize that there are alot of other things to do with dogs other than fight them. Like love them! Saving these dogs was a miracle on earth!

Monica Restivo

Wonderful, heartening, inspiring, delightful pictures; you guys are the best! Thank you for all that you do for the animals... it's a blessing!


I've worked with rescues myself; though it doesn't make me an expect for sure, I did learn that organizations fight hard to win the hearts and minds of people because with that comes money. I love the ASPCA and the Humane Society..and so many of the very small organizations whose members work so hard.....and yes I even like PETA, though I may not always agree with them. It's a dog-eat-dog world so to speak in the rescue I try to be careful when listening or reading bad reports - you never know where they come from.......Thanks to these groups.....this is a great story.....

Marcia Monteiro

This is an inspiring story. Dog fighting (as well as cock fighting and bull fighting) is just unacceptable. We are in 2013 and there are many other 'entertainment' options. Good job!

Marcia Monteiro

Are we all getting out of the main subject here???


the ASPCA organization is one of the oldest and one of the best organizations out there, I am a monthly contributor and wish I could do more for these wonderful people that rescue and rehabilitate animals to find loving homes