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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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Memphis Astrology

Carol Windham, you might be confusing the ASPCA with a low life scumbag named Wayne Pacelle, who has named his FOR PROFIT corp "Humane Society of the United States." I'm sure it fools a lot of people. Be sure to look him up so that you never confuse the two again! And spread the word. That guy can be--and NEEDS to be--put out of business by educating people about who he is and what he does, and doesn't do--he doesn't give that money to the animals.

nanci00

SEE, YOU are lying! When you LIE, you know your side is doomed! HSUS is a NO PROFIT 501c3. Why don't you check out what you are talking/typing about BEFORE you post such nonsense!

Gay Pawlak

I sure hope there were many arrests and big fines to those who were participating in the dog fighting ring. Their fines (their money) should go to the expenses associated with their deployable deed, plus jail time, plus lose money, plus be shamed, any chance we could put a brand on their forehead telling the world what they do for entertainmeht????. Anyway I just hope those who participated got the long arm of the law upon their low life butts where it hurts. ASPCA thank you for all you do for the animals.

Deborah Bunton

How do we know they will no revert to the old ways, I hate fighting, the men should be fought like the dogs, But I would be so very careful if I would adopt a fighting survivor. Just nervous I have seen dogs attack ,people and other dogs , so fast, no warning,I have fought to stop, at fight bitten myself. It is scary, these were not fighting dogs, these were gentle pets. with no history. Just be careful

Deborah Bunton

How do we know they will no revert to the old ways, I hate fighting, the men should be fought like the dogs, But I would be so very careful if I would adopt a fighting survivor. Just nervous I have seen dogs attack ,people and other dogs , so fast, no warning,I have fought to stop, at fight bitten myself. It is scary, these were not fighting dogs, these were gentle pets. with no history. Just be careful

Melody

OMG!! This pictures are wonderful!! Thank you ASPCA for all you do!!!!

Lori

Thank you! They all look so happy :)

Vicki

Thank you guys for all you do, it is soo wonderful what you have done for these dogs. I
remember reading the original article on this and it was terrible places where these dogs were.

EagledPar4

We have 3 rescues. There are so many wonderful dogs available out there that have been abused or just discarded by others. We had two wonderful dogs purchased from a "quasi" breeder, but then decided that rescue was the way to go. Our dogs have lived long lives with lots of well care from our Vet and lots of love from our family neighbors and friends. Go to the ASPCA, or to Petfinder.com, and you can save the life of a living thing that will love you for it. You can find any breed you want, male or female, any age, any color. There are thousands out there waiting for you. But make sure you can care for them as you should. Animals can cost a lot of money. In addition to food, they require regular vaccinations, checkups, flea and tic medication, heart worm medication, some need to be groomed regularly, toys, beds and of course the most important "freebie," love. If you can't commit to that, do them a favor and love them from afar.

Alice Clark

It is so sad that the human race can be so cruel. We have a pit bull in our family and she is so gentle and sweet. A very smart girl whose name is Nalla. She gets along with all the other dogs in our family circle. I wish I could scoop all the abused animals up and bring them home. I to have a shelter pure bred Shih Tzu dog who for the life of me I can not understand why he ended up in the pound. But, I know he was meant for me and is now the best little companion to my older Shih Tzu. I pray for the day that all shelters will become a no kill place for all animals.

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