Dog Fighting Ring Busted!

In an act of sheer compassion and bravery, the Police Department in Huntersville, North Carolina and the ASPCA rescued and saved 23 Pit Bulls used for dog fighting.  The dogs were living in filth and were clearly malnourished and neglected.  Restricted by heavy chains around their necks, the dogs had bite marks and scars as well as broken teeth and infections.

According to the police report, sixteen adult dogs and seven puppies were removed from the property and dog fighting paraphernalia, including training devices, indoor and outdoor fighting pits and medication common to treating wounds associated with dog fighting were also found.

“Dog fighting victims live terribly isolated lives and are subjected to horrific acts of cruelty,” said Kathryn Destreza, Director of Investigations for ASPCA Field Investigations and Response.

Taken to a shelter in an undisclosed location for their safety, the ASPCA is working closely with the police to prosecute the offenders.  Jail time is highly likely as well as enormous fines will be imposed on the perpetrators.  However, the dogs rehabilitation remains the primary concern at the moment.

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Frankie Fowler Macy
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I’ve rescued each and every dog I’ve ever owned. Our GSD went to heaven 1.5 yrs ago, and we had already rescued an abandoned brown/black face pittie, and later, an abandoned black/gold female. Since we had were in violation of our lease, we built a house w/ a big back yard, at ages 61, me, and 58, my husband. Before the house was finished, our GSD had to b put down. Now we have an abandoned Rottweiller, total 3. The brown dog has pancreatitis, however, w/ just a little money, which I know is impossible for some (my husband is… Read more »
Megan
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It’s wonderful that you and your husband take in rescue animals. Very sad that your friends would abandon you for being such caring people. I also use Facebook as a way of communicating for the good of animal welfare. Keep up the great work!!!

Pauline bonello
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Thank God these poor dog were rescued thank you to all you lovely people who rescued them.l hope all those beautiful baby’s get someone to take care of them and to love them so they can have a life of comfort from now on. I hope you catch the lowlife scum who was running this cruel barbaric fighting ring and lock them up with a big heavy chain round their neck and throw away the key.

Rinda Faulkner
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THANK GOD DOG FIGHTING IS AT LEAST A FELONY….

Lisa
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I think you and your husband are wonderful people for rescuing these poor babies I really hate people who fight and abuse animals. Keep doing what you do and may God Bless you, your husband, and your furbabies

Stacey heger
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Until their are stiff penalties they will continue. For all who were involved need to serve jail time. Please send out a message to people that they will be convicted and prosecuted for their actions. It’s not the dogs fault it’s the people.

Christina
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Thank god and I do hope they are rehabilitated and find loving two-leggeds who can show them how to feel loved 🙂

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