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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Lisa Brayer

Grow up people...millions of dogs are brought to shelters each year and only a fraction are adopted. Its supply and demand. Peta does everything it can to help animals...there are just not enough homes...period the end. Stop blaming Peta and channel your anger in the right direction.

Linda Tarantino

You are an amazing organization. Thank God you exist to help animals who need to be rescued and given a second chance.

janet gallo

the aspca does phenomenal work to help animals. i think you are confusing the aspca with natl humane soc or hsus which gets only 2% of the money to the animals and pays 98% to their CEO and board and Peta where many animals are killed. get your facts straight. the aspca rocks.

Karen LaGUire

So happy to see this - It just proves that what you put in to a furbaby is what you get out - put in hate and fear and thats what you get - put in love and care and thats what you get


These pictures just brings me to tears. To know what those beautiful dogs went through at the hands of such evil is heartbreaking, but now, thanks to all of you, they look wonderful! They all look like they're smiling. They look happy, content, and loved. Thank you for saving their lives.


Pitbulls are amazing animals. We have owned dogs for 39 years. We now have two Pitbulls. A 12 y.o. female who my son rescued from an abusive environment and a 4 y.o. male. Both are loving and loyal animals. Anyone who adopts one won't be sorry they picked a Pitbull


SO many people confuse the ASPCA with other SPCA organizations. 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 HELEN 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.


It's time to end puppy mills once and for all. Then, more of these wonderful rescues will have a chance of adoption.


Simply amazing. Awesome! Thanks ASPCA!!

Michael Guest

That is great news. I like to hear when fighting dog victims get transformed for the better.