Dog fighting stinks. Forced into lives of abuse and neglect, dogs used for fighting often spend their entire lives tethered to short, heavy chains. They receive little socialization and can go for days without food or clean water. And if that weren’t bad enough, when they are old enough to fight, many die of blood loss, shock and exhaustion. Others are simply killed for failing to win.
From the very beginning, these dogs are fighting for their lives—and they are counting on you for help. Here are three ways you can take action to end this cruel sport.
Make the Call
If you suspect dog fighting in your neighborhood, please contact the police or your local animal control officer. This simple act could mean the difference between life and death for dogs in danger.
Fight for Stronger Laws
A great way to help is to take action on dog fighting legislation in your state. Sign up to become a member of the ASPCA Advocacy Team!
Wear It Proud
Wear one of our "No one wins in a dog fight" message tees and help spread the word that dog fighting needs to end.