The Iditarod Dog Race And The Bigger Conversation It Leads To
Each year, the event stirs up controversy among those most passionate about man and woman's best friend.
Bait Dog Used For Breeding And Then Dumped Is Transformed
An incredible transformation that will leave you feeling happy to be a supporter of dog rescue work.
Children Call 911 When They Find A Lifeless Dog On The Side Of The Road
A Pennsylvania dog, now named Remmy is a victim of the dog fighting industry. Used, abused and thrown out like trash. $1,000 reward for information leading to the capture of those responsible. Please read and share to find these criminals.
23 Pit Bulls Saved From North Carolina Dog Fighting Operation
The ASPCA and police seized 23 Pit Bull dogs from a property in North Carolina following a tip about a suspected dog fighting operation.
Sentences handed down from 2nd largest U.S. dog-fighting raid
It was the second-largest dog-fighting bust in U.S. history, where an estimated 640 dogs were killed or injured; find out what happened to the perpetrators.
17 dogs rescued, 26 people arrested in Florida dogfighting bust
The residence where the alleged dog-fighting took place had treadmills, raccoons for bait, and other fight-training items; authorities also found two toddlers inside the home.
Craigslist letter from dog rescuer helps give abused dog a second chance
When an abused Pit Bull arrived on Christianna Willis’s doorstep, she took to Craigslist to announce she found a lost dog…and tell the owner she would never give the animal back.
Former Vick dog Lucas passes away
The Pit Bull was considered one of Michael Vick’s grand champion fighting dogs, but he proved the naysayers wrong when he was rehabilitated by Best Friends.
N.Y. students raise money to save rescued Pit Bull bait dog
A former bait dog has a new “leash” on life thanks in part to a group of young Manhattan students. Misty, an American Pit Bull Terrier, was discovered on a Brooklyn street corner covered head to toe in severe gashes and deep bite wounds, an indication that the 6- to 9-month-old puppy was used as […]
Community voices support for rescued bait dog
A Massachusetts community has banded together in support of a young dog found injured on one of its streets Monday. A Leominster resident found the tan-colored Pit Bull Terrier in horrible condition; he was underweight, covered in fresh wounds on his head, shoulder, hind legs, right eye and swollen muzzle, and his skin was blanketed […]
Dogs rescued from multi-state dog-fighting ring
Nearly 100 dogs are receiving much-needed care after the dismantling of a widespread dog-fighting operation that spanned three states. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), in coordination with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office and the Henry County Sherriff’s Office, led a highly coordinated raid […]
Michigan cracks down on dogfighting
After a year of high profile dogfighting busts in cities like Detroit, Flint, and Kalamazoo, the state of Michigan is ready to turn the tables in 2013. As of December 12, the Great Lakes State enacted what might be the toughest anti-dogfighting legislation in the nation. A state once considered an epicenter for brutal animal […]
Authorities rescue 46 Pit Bulls from Michigan dog-fighting ring
Two alleged dog-fighting kingpins are behind bars and 46 Pit Bull Terriers are now safe after a raid on two Kalamazoo, Mich., properties. The investigation was coordinated by the Kalamazoo County Animal Services and Enforcement agency and the Humane Society of the United States. A tip from a local hunter led authorities to a house […]
Letter to Congressman King re: his dog fighting remarks
Dear Representative King: I’m baffled by the remarks you made last week during your “tele-townhall” meeting. I’m also stunned by your follow-up “clarifying” comments. Your original statement: “…It’s a federal crime to watch animals fight or to induce someone else to watch an animal fight, but it’s not a federal crime to induce somebody to […]
Iowa congressman explains dog-fighting remark
U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is feeling the heat from animal welfare advocates after comments he made during his “tele-townhall” Monday night. When asked about his stance on animal rights, King responded by suggesting that dog fighting is akin to humans fighting for sport. “When the legislation that passed in the farm bill says that […]
Animals removed from Detroit residence featured in video
Yesterday, DogTime.com reported on Young Calicoe, and an Internet video where he took the viewer on a guided tour of a Detroit, Mich., residence that showed caged and restrained dogs. Calicoe asked, “Anyone want any fighting dogs?” He also referred to the animals as “champions in the making.” Other comments gave the impression the animals, […]
Detroit rapper facing investigation over video
A Detroit battle rapper is feeling the heat today after a video showing his possible connections to dog fighting surfaced on the Internet, going viral in a matter of hours. In the video, rapper Young Calicoe takes viewers on a tour of what appears to be the home base of an illegal dog-fighting operation. “Anyone […]
Authorities seize 47 Pit Bulls from Bronx basement
Almost 50 Pit Bull Terriers were seized from a Bronx, N.Y. apartment building basement last Thursday after being used in a large-scale dog-fighting operation. Apartment building superintendent and basement apartment occupant Raul Sanchez, 57, has been arrested for running what authorities are calling one of the worst dog fighting rings they have seen. The New […]
Former Vick dog passes away
Last weekend, the dog world lost one of its brightest stars, but the beacon of hope that she provided will endure long after her death. Ellen, one of the oldest Pit Bull Terriers to be rescued and successfully rehabilitated after enduring abuse in NFL quarterback Michael Vick’s dog-fighting operation, passed away at her Best Friends […]
Pit Bulls from dog-fighting bust to be euthanized
Dozens Pit Bull dogs that were found in what has been called the world’s largest dog-fighting bust in the Philippines may be euthanized so they don’t end up in similar circumstances, as there are no facilities to rehabilitate the animals. Seventeen Pit Bulls were put down following the discovery of a 300-dog makeshift camp, where […]