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Celebrate National Dog Fighting Awareness Day with 6 Rescues Ready for Adoption

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 2:30pm
Puppy rescued from dog fighting raid

Last August, the ASPCA played a major role in the second-largest dog fighting raid in U.S. history. The raid, which spanned Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia, led to the rescue of hundreds of dogs ranging in age from several days to 10-12 years. At the time, we knew that these dogs would have long journeys ahead of them—many suffered physically and emotionally at the hands of their abusers. But they were survivors, and today, just in time for National Dog Fighting Awareness Day, six more of the sweet pups from that raid are ready for adoption.

The six dogs, all between the ages of 8 months and 1.5 years, spent the last seven months in a temporary shelter experiencing love and happiness for the very first time. Through daily enrichment, outdoor exercise, play sessions and behavioral training, they have been rehabilitated and are ready to find permanent, loving homes.

We are so thrilled for these pups—Evie, Charlie, Uno, Willie, Zayla and Rohan—but their story is a real reminder of why National Dog Fighting Awareness Day is necessary. We created NDFAD to increase understanding and awareness about dog fighting, and to encourage animal lovers across the country to take action against this brutal form of animal cruelty.

To learn more about dog fighting and how you can help the ASPCA end this cruel practice, watch our Google Hangout.

If you are interested in adopting one of these six brave dogs, please visit the Pinellas County Humane Society in Clearwater, Florida. 

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Laurie

THANK YOU ASPCA FOR ALL YOU DO TO HELP THESE HELPLESS ANIMALS! I KNOW THESE FURBABIES APPRECIATE ALL THE HELP, AFTER ALL IT'S NOT LIKE THEY HAVE A VOICE AND CAN WALK AWAY ON THEIR OWN FROM THEIR ABUSERS. THESE POOR BABIES NEED PEOPLE LIKE YOU TO SAVE THEM FROM THEIR ABUSERS! THESE HORRIBLE PEOPLE NEED TO GO TO JAIL FOR A VERY LONG TIME AND PAY HEFTY FINES. THE ABUSERS NEED TO BE BANKRUPT FOR LIFE, AFTER THE EXPENSE OF USING THESE POOR BABIES LIFE'S AT THE HANDS OF THE ABUSERS ENTERTAINMENT AND MAKING MONEY OFF A LIVING FEELING CREATURE!

loca dennysay i

Laurie, you have very kind words for all the ppl that are saving are animals from them monsters. but they don't need to just go to jail they should & will BURN IN HELL, i will not sugar coat anything when it comes to our animals. i been saving animals on the streets of cal, & the things i have seen in my days is something that know animail should go through.. so the ppl that are doing this to our animals when they are in jail the lifers will have a fill day on them punks, they are not human & they will pay dearly for sure a crime that is unhuman .. & believe in what goes around comes AROUND... THK U PPL FOR ALL UR Gd comments & shareing ....

judy johnston

i agree with you!!!! Those oor dogs deserve good homes with loving people!!!!

AK

Abusers don't deserve to breathe.

Gina

This is the reason I support to you monthly and sometimes even more.. God bless you for helping these poor helpless animals that just want to please, and giving them there happy ever after they so deserve

Kelly

Big supporter .. you guys rock

loca dennysay i

yes it is nice to see us all coming together to save our furry animals from the life of them MONSTERS.... thk u all ...

Celeste

I wish for one moment we could institute "an eye for an eye". I would be first in line to put these abusers (a sorry excuse for human beings) through what they put these innocents through. Thank you for all that you do! My promise is if I ever hit the lottery the ASPCA would be first on my list. I hope our wonderful government opens their eyes and heart one day in my lifetime, to put stiffer penalties on these monsters. Many, many thanks to all of you!!!!

Pat

I agree with you wholeheartedly. I believe that we live in a society where the criminals have more rights than the people who live right. How could ANYONE hurt an animal. It's a bewilderment to me.

loca dennysay i

that is so so true pat bczzz if our furry animals could talk boy they would have a story to tell us ppl .. thk u pat for ur words & ur comment ...

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