Video: Inside Look at Massive Dog Fighting Bust

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 4:15pm
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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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I can only pray pray pray these dogs end up in loving homes. I also pray that those involved in this cruelty get serious punishment but we know they won't. I can't say how much heartfelt thanks I have for the ASPCA, what God sends you are to these wonderful animals. Bless you!!!


I like Pauline's comment - we can't stop trying to dismantle this. Sure, I'd like to see these people forced to fight to the death, but we all know that isn't really going to happen. We need to help these idiots into channeling the efforts to something constructive.


The main thing I'm wondering is whether these bastards will be prosecuted to the
FULL extent of the law !! This isn't the first occurence of this type this year !!!!!
I live in Mississippi and we've had this happen earlier this year. HSUS handled that
one. ASPCA is absolutely great !!!!!


Now Im Ashamed for being a Mississippian !! I felt there were here Fighting just never knew where !! OMG !! I so wish one DAY to work hands on with You Guys !! At the same time Im So Happy Yall Saved Them !>>> Im going threw some stuff here at My own House.People who live next door ,Three Dogs came on My porch and tore into My Cat .By time I got to door it was to late . I screamed and ran them off the porch seen the kids waiting on bus and I told them Your Dogs just killed My Cat ,in a frantic scream hoping they would get help instead they just looked at Me . Now there parents are filing simple Asault charges on Me for Screaming ! Just for trying to protect My Property and Animals of course im in County where there is no leash Law !! ... But the worst thing is They say I threw a dead Cat at them can you belive this >>> and Yes im getting a Lawyer and Statements from Local Humane Society saying I called in reporting Dogs Killing My Cat !! I Speak Out Fight Animal Cruelty !!! Thanks for All Your Work !!

keith ploog

Thank you all for saving these dogs, were these dogs close to San Antonio? sure would like to try and adopt two female pups


Thank you ASPCA you have stopped these people from doing more harm to these dogs I hope they are all brought to justice and will face jail ( it should be prison time ) for this cruelty to these dogs and also large fines and what ever else would be right for such people, keep up the great work and God Bless you all for what you have done to make this a better world and you have for catching these people, I am sure there are many more out there I hope you catch them all one day and take them off the streets so we do not have to look at them.

Katherine Flickinger

To watch these video's are very hard. I've spent my life trying to help out animals, watch for any kind of abuse, rescue and find homes for as many as I can and have adopted strays into my home. I commend the ASPCA and all the people who work to prevent abuse, torture, and bring animals the hope and love they deserve. Although I'm on a fixed income, I try to send support as much as is possible. I wish I could do more. My prayers are with all the creatures put on this earth that their lives will be filled with love and those who bring them harm be punished to the full extent of the law. Thank you ASPCA!


The ASPCA will euthanize all these dogs.


Thank you so much for your tireless work for these voiceless animals.
The little pups wagging their tails as the rescuers walk with them under their priceless and says it all from their perspective. They are thankful you are there for them....


These sick people are clever and they hide what they do. I would lock them up and throw the key away. As for the laws, we all have the power to change them. Pay attention when you vote. Contact your State representatives to let them know you want tougher jail sentences for anyone involved in dog fighting. Spectators, handlers, foster homes for the puppies, everyone. All their possessions should be confiscated and turned over to help pay for the care of these dogs. The offenders should be left penny less.