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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wow! Im sorry ASPCA put your cat to sleep:(
I thought ASPCA was a No kill shelter??


SO many people confuse the ASPCA with other SPCA organizations. There is only ONE (1) ASPCA in the country. Unless an animal is vicious and can't be rehabilitated to be placed in a home or is terminally ill, the ASPCA does everything it can to help find ALL animals new homes....including horses. ASPCA and the local SPCA organizations are NOT the same. Even strays picked up must be held for 5-7 days to give owners a chance to find their pet. I suggest you go back to the place that euthanized your cat by the next day and take a good look at the sign on the building. If your cat was reasonably healthy, they wouldn't have done that. They even have FIV+ cats that they try to find homes for. Helen, I think you're confused.


No, I'm not confused. It was the ASPCA on Linden Blvd in Brooklyn, NY. Believe me, I know the ASPCA does wonderful things and I'm even a member & donate monthly. But this was my experience with them.


There is no ASPCA on Linden. That's NYC animal control, which of course euthanizes animals. Sorry about your cat.


You clearly ARE confused. There is no such thing as an ASPCA in Brooklyn. The only ASPCA shelter is in Manhattan, on East 92nd Street. New York Animal Care & Control is the animal control agency for the city, and they are the ones on Linden Boulevard in Brooklyn. Please acknowledge that you've been badmouthing a group based on your own error.


I too thought a local shelter would not kill any animals but I was wrong. I have feral kittens in my backyard and they were meals for the coyotes so I called the shelter to see if they would take kittens. They said yes if they were socialized so we brought 2 in and gave them to the shelter. Later I brought another one in to the shelter. Before I left I asked about the first two and they said they were euthanized because they were sick so I asked for the 3rd one back and they had already euthanized him. To most local shelters especially in a rural area a good feral cat is a dead one. Be careful, They will lie. I had to get out of there or they would have called the cops on me.


Cheryl I'm sorry for your bad experience however, your sweeping generality about rural shelters disturbs me. I have worked at our local shelter for years and one of our main drives is to have individuals bring in feral cats to spay and neuter. We work on colonies and return them to their homes. The fact is if you simply try eradicate a feral colony a new one will take its place.


Our PSPCA has a 48 hour holding period that every animal is held for at least 48 hours when they first come in. You can't even adopt the animal until the 48 hours is up. I got lucky and got to adopt my dog in less than 24 hours, so he only spent 1 ngiht there. Why? Because his owner had died and a group of people protested and degraded our local PSPCA to the point that they had to shut down. Now, everyone wishes our local PSPCA was back. Why? Because we are over run with strays that have no place to go since all the local "no-kill" shelters are full to the max. Do you know what it's like to see cats as road kill? It hurts! One of those shelters took over the spot where our PSPCA was and charges way too much for anyone to adopt. Yes I understand it's expensive to take care of all those animals, but if you can find them loving homes faster,you'd have less to feed. People see those fees and figure out why get an older mixed breed pet from a "no-kill" shelter,when you can buy a pure bred puppy for almost the same price? Our local PSPCA used to only charge $75 for a dog no matter if it was male or female, give it shots,and give us a coupon toward neutering to boot!Great deal,great animals!So why not save one?You get a wonderful family member with unconditional love in the process.



Those people do NO rescues.. spend not a DIME on rescues. DO NOTHING TO FIGHT BAD LAWS LIKE THE AG-GAG, OR HORSE SLAUGHTER BILL, OR FARROWING CRATES, OR DOG FIGHTING LAW TO MAKE 'WATCHING' A CRIME. They do nothing... in fact in Dade County this year, AFTER NKN has stepped in with all their talk... our shelter is giving away dogs and cats over 6 months old. THAT is NKN's 'live bodies out the door' idea. Well, THOSE cats and dogs will soon be strays on our street (NKN says that is BETTER than shelters ... read Winograd's words) that we down south will have to deal with. How many people running off to get FREE dogs and cats have bad intentions? Well, every dog fighter, every Santaria priest (the LEGAL torture of animals in the name of religion that the Cubans adhere to), every barn that throws the cats outside to 'eat mice and lizards', every Jeffrey Dahmer wanna be.. Free to a good home WAS never condoned by rescuers.. we all KNEW better! But no NKN! Winograd actually wrote a piece on "why don't we take all the cats from the shelter and drive around to neighborhoods and hand them out?" Seriously! I am not making this stuff up! Meanwhile, not ONCE have we seen any NKN people out here with boots on the ground, not once at a natural disaster, not once lobbying Congress against BAD laws and fighting for GOOD animal welfare laws, not once at a dog fighting raid, not once at a puppy mill raid, not once undercover at a factory farm. SO, what DO they DO that works FOR animals, and not their own pockets? Flying around on rented jets, I have heard, costs a LOT..