Dog fighting occurs in every part of the country and in every type of community. The ASPCA is working to ensure that canines are safe from this cruel sport.
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Facts about Dog Fighting
Dog Fighting FAQ
Find out what dog fighting is like, who participates, and what the laws and penalties are for participating in this gruesome activity.
Pit Bull Cruelty
The animal of choice for American dog fighters is the Pit Bull, a fact that’s given all Pits a bad rap. Here are some straight facts about this breed.
The ASPCA’s Work to End Dog Fighting
Raids and Investigations
Our responders rescue dogs from fighting rings and help prosecutors build a case against fighters. Find out if they’ve visited your state.
Michael Vick and the ASPCA
The ASPCA’s work with Michael Vick’s dogs revolutionized how animal welfare professionals handle fighting cases.
Dog Fighting Toolkit for Law Enforcement
Top ASPCA experts teamed up with the U.S. Department of Justice to give law enforcement officers the tools they need to combat dog fighting.
What You Can Do
Top 10 Ways to End Dog Fighting
Learn the most effective things you can do to help us stamp out dog fighting.
Join the Advocacy Brigade
Help persuade your lawmakers that animal fighting is an important cruelty issue that they can’t ignore.
Consider Adopting a Pit Bull
Their use in dog fighting means Pit Bulls get a really bad rap—and end up in shelters more than any other breed. Is a Pittie right for your family? Find out.