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.

Stay tuned to for more news to come. Follow the conversation on Twitter using hashtag #367rescue. If now is a good time for you to give, please consider making a gift to the ASPCA.

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Anne Grice

Thank you all for this huge rescue to save these suffering dogs. We are behind you and appreciate the great work that you are doing daily for our animals. Please know how much we appreciate every thing that you do and will keep sharing and support you. God Bless you as these animals sure need to.


Thank god for you. Those pictures break my heart. I love my dogs so much, I can't imagine anyone looking in their eyes & being so cruel. I hope they are punished to the full extent of the law & are never able to have an animal of any kind to treat as horrible as they treated tose beautiful dogs.

Jennifer McMahon

Thank God for all of you!!!!!! These beautiful dogs will all hopefully recover and get a truly loving home that they so very much deserve!!!!!

Toni Caldwell

Mine was the last comment.

Toni Caldwell

Mine was the last comment.


It's time to step up the penalties. Abuse of behavior to living things shouldn't be treated any lighter than drug abuse. Someone involved in the commercialization of dog fighting should receive the same sentencing as commercialization of marihuana. Put them away for 20 years or more, maybe the risk reward will go away. Perhaps life imprisonment for 2nd offenders. Dogs were not put on earth for this purpose.


Hope these people get more than Michael Vick did. We need stronger laws. I write my congressman frequently concerning this.
"I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man." Mahatma Gandhi

Derek Morrison

Thank you, thank you, thank you. You are angels, warriors and protectors. You make the world a better place for doing what you do. Again, thank you!


Ok, I've donated, now how can I adopt one of these pups?


Never stop the hunt for these dog fighting rings. These dogs are completely helpless. It is so sad. You are my heroes.