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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Sara H

Thank you so much for all the work you do to save these poor animals. I hope one day these stupid ass people are held more responsible for their actions then just a small amount of time they get now!


Thanks for saving them and please continue doing what you do. I hope you bring down lots more dog fighting rings. I have donated to the cause and will continue to donate as much as I can when I can. Thanks again for a great job!!!

Dee Dee Bondra

I've seen firsthand what wonderful, compassionate people you all are...thank you for all that you do 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Lynda Ward

It brought tears to my eyes, well done and God Bless all who took part






i am working on my degree to become an animal law enforcement and i think it is a wonderful job to have because i have a pit myself and he is the best dog in the world so if i can save more pits from fighting it would make my world


This is a wonderful story! A few years back, Missouri had a large dog fighting bust too, taking in over 500 dogs, mostly pit bulls. I believe most of the dogs rescued are living happily in their new homes. I am so thankful that rescues like this are around. There are some individuals that believe they have this right, but truth of the matter is, the ones that allow this to happy are not smart enough to find a position they like and are too lazy to find themselves. They, instead, make an easy dollar.


what is happening to the people who ran these dog fighting properties??? what a sad excuse for human beings.

Mayra Ramirez

Hey, I'd like to know what happened to these dogs. I haven't received any updates on their status & fate.