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 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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I only wish "an eye for an eye". God bless all of the wonderful teams (ASPCA etc ) that save these beautiful and loving creatures from the hell they were living. Each of you are wonderful and caring individuals and you have our admiration. You will always have our support.


Has this puppy been adopted? Do we know where he is currently located? I would be interested in fostering or possibly adopting. I can be reached at Thanks.


That is just sad who would do something to a little puppy like that and just let the dog sit there and not give them food or water. ASPCA will save not hurt and most animal shelters kill!!

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