dog fighting

The Iditarod Dog Race And The Bigger Conversation It Leads To

The Iditarod, Alaska’s most famous sled dog race, begins on March 7th, 2020 outside Anchorage. Each year, the event stirs up controversy among those most passionate about man and woman’s best friend. Who is right? Is the Iditarod race a form of animal cruelty? Or is it an event that celebrates dogs?

by DogTime
March 3rd

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.

by DogTime
June 25th, 2013

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 a […]

by DogTime Staff
May 9th, 2013

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 in […]

by DogTime Staff
May 2nd, 2013

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 on […]

by DogTime Staff
March 26th, 2013

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 fighting […]

by DogTime Staff
January 2nd, 2013

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 on KL […]

by DogTime
August 8th, 2012

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 watch people fighting. […]

by DogTime
August 7th, 2012

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 it’s a […]

by DogTime Staff
August 2nd, 2012

Animals removed from Detroit residence featured in video

Yesterday, 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, including […]

by DogTime Staff
July 11th, 2012

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 want fighting […]

by DogTime
July 10th, 2012

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 York Police […]

by DogTime
June 27th, 2012

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 Animal […]

by DogTime
June 21st, 2012

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 the […]

by DogTime
April 3rd, 2012
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