Video: Inside Look at Massive Dog Fighting Bust

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 4:15pm
Rescued Dog

As many of you know, last weekend the ASPCA and responders from The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) removed more than 360 dogs from dog fighting properties in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Texas. Many are emaciated, with scars and wounds consistent with dog fighting. They’re spending their first days learning what it’s like to receive adequate care.

The dogs and puppies are safe now. They’ll never suffer in extreme heat without access to water. They’ll never be chained to cinder blocks and car tires again. And they’ll never be forced to fight.

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Right now, the ASPCA is providing shelter, veterinary care, healthy food and much-needed attention and affection to hundreds of dogs and puppies. Our work is far from over. It’s a massive undertaking that will require months of food and supplies and man hours to ensure these dogs get the best possible care. Veterinary professionals, behavior professionals and so many others will be involved.

Please take a moment to watch and share our rescue video. You’ll see some of the dogs we rescued, as well as the real conditions these dogs were forced to endure.

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Helen C Satmary

These people who have dogs and put them into dog fighting are the lowest of the human race. How can anyone sit and watch and cheer as dogs are being brutalized because they are taught to fight just to survive. This is the worst kind of person and the worse kind of sin!

Rosa Valdez

Thank you ASPCA. My heart breaks every time I see images of any animal being treated as if it does not have feelings. I do not understand why some people are so cruel and have not compassion for these amazing animals.


May God bless you for the work that you are doing! It is so painful to watch and imagine what life was like for these poor souls. It makes me so sad and angry at the same time. It is hard to believe that people who actually think that its ok to treat dogs this way may live and walk among us! They need to be punished severely to help others to understand that our society will not allow this to continue!


THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

James Morgan (S...

This is very crule let me be in the same room with these so called people and I will show the some pain. You people are great and God bless you and these dogs.


THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

Susan Guthrie

My heart goes out to all of the great rescuers who, with God's help, were able to go in and save these beautiful animals. I live in Miami-Dade County, where pit bulls have been outlawed. How sad, that one of the sweetest dogs cannot be owned in this county. They are euthanized if found, right away. Due to our diverse culture here, there are many dog fighters, and too little law enforcement. I do not necessarily agree with vigilante justice, but some times we have no choice. I do pray that most, if not all of the dogs find homes. All creatures can be rehabilitated to some extent, and they should all be given a good chance at a new home. May God continue to bless your work.


I don't have any dogs but my 2 daughters have 3 dogs between them and they are like my grand puppies and I love them. I would do anything to stop people from hurting dogs.


I have no words just tears. I pray to God the people responsible receive what they deserve I know they will when they move out of this world. I wish they could receive the kind of treatment these perious animals received from them and one day they will. God Bless you guys that saved these perious animals people like you allow people like me to see some good left in this world.

Mary bissell

Do unto other's.... Pay back is a bitch, whether in this life or another but in the voice of any abused animal the doer should be treated in kind.