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Tiny Pup with Rusted, Heavy Collar Rescued in Dog Fighting Bust

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 11:45am
Puppy being held by ASPCA responder

ASPCA responders are still on the ground in the Southern U.S. caring for hundreds of dogs recovered in a multi-state dog fighting bust late last week.

We’re happy to report that these dogs are undergoing veterinary care and behavioral assessments, and for the first time, will begin to experience life without being forced to fight.

The atrocities of dog fighting are never easy for us to stomach. Many of the dogs we rescued in the raid had been forced to wear heavy collars. As ASPCA responders worked to remove the collars, they came to an especially tiny pup. The metal buckle on his collar had rusted and could not be undone. Even bolt cutters could not cut through the metal, and eventually, the collar had to be gently cut open with a knife. Finally, this small pup was free from the burden of the rusted collar that he should never have been forced to wear.

With your support, we’ll continue to provide the rescued dogs with the extensive attention they so desperately need. Stay tuned to aspcarescue.org for more news to come. Follow the conversation on Twitter using hashtag #367rescue.

Thank you for helping us support victims of animal cruelty nationwide.

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Marguerite

loser cowards that do this- the lowest on the evolutionary chain are the people who participate in and have dog fighting agenda. they are cruel-weak-bullies-cowards and this should be an AUTOMATIC 1 strike and you do PRISON with a felony behind you. NO chances for anything else.

Pittipup

With every dog and puppy that is saved I am truly grateful. We saved our pitbull when she was 12 weeks old - even then the fear she had been taught had already taken hold.. 7 years on I am amazed at how wonderful a pit bull/staffie can be everyday and just wish all around the world the penalties for this where so much higher, will continue to share and educate people who never where shown the right way to respect animals. Thank goodness they are safe <3

david belcher

the sad part is,humans think nothing of abusing these dogs and yet if you suggest returning it in kind to them the abusers people look at you like your sick.
'oh there just animals " too few realize there is a heart(full of love)intelligence(far surperior to most peoples)and feelings(of which those who continue do purpotrate this crap , have none , except for the money)they fail to see the beauty,in anything.and so , sadly , until that day comes alongthis kind of abuse and brutality will continue.but to me,the ones who pay to watch, pay, and bet on this inhuman forum of (to them)entertainment are to me worse than those who provide it.cuz without them there would be no reason for it.
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'oh there just animals.

Wendy

The people who do this are your neighbors, your colleagues and your 'friends'. It is impossible that the average person passed by this, sat by these people, interacted with them and did not know this was going on. A very wise friend of mine told me one time, there is a place in hell for those who do bad and a place in hell for those who do nothing.

tess

I think if those that attended these horrific blood sports were sent to jail it would put more of a dent in this awful spectacle. Evil souls do this...watch this.

tess

I think if those that attended these horrific blood sports were sent to jail it would put more of a dent in this awful spectacle. Evil souls do this...watch this.

tess

I think if those that attended these horrific blood sports were sent to jail it would put more of a dent in this awful spectacle. Evil souls do this...watch this.

Beth Tatum

There is a bill before Congress now that will make it a federal offense to ATTEND a dog fight, and the penalty will increase it you take a minor to a dog fight. I hope the bill passes soon!

Jennifer

i like that idea too Diana... PLEASE let me put the chains on them. Another idea too bad we can't make them the victims IN a dog fight. I will gladly open my door to a pup

Beth Tatum

Part of this rescue took place in the county I live in in Alabama. I had no idea there was dog fighting in Lee County. It sickens me to think that these innocent animals were forced to fight for their lives so close to my home. I am very muched relieved to know these sweet dogs will never know fear again. I pray for their recovery and for all the organizations that took place in their rescue.

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