The ASPCA is committed to ending dog fighting. We have designated April 8 as the first National Dog Fighting Awareness Day. We created this day to advance the conversation about dog fighting, and to encourage animal lovers across the country to take action against this brutal form of cruelty.
Just last week, the ASPCA assisted the Milwaukee Police Department and the District Attorney of Milwaukee County with a multi-site dog fighting raid in the City of Milwaukee. Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission is transporting, sheltering and caring for the dogs.
Eight search warrants were executed at eight crime scenes, where 23 suspected fighting dogs were seized. Investigators also discovered blood on basement walls as well as other evidence of dog fighting, including treadmills, wound treatment supplies and muscle building supplements.
Dog fighting is a felony in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and with your support, we can put a stop to this barbaric form of cruelty forever. Together we can save animals from violent abuse.