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Dogfighting Rescue Coalition

What is the Dogfighting Rescue Coalition?

The DRC is a national network of animal shelters and rescue groups dedicated to giving every dog rescued from dogfighting operations a chance at a new life.

Within the DRC, each dog is individually evaluated for placement by a team of experts. After a dogfighting bust, DRC members take in the abused canine victims, work with them, and ultimately place them into loving homes.

How successful is the Dogfighting Rescue Coalition?

With the help of the DRC, our success rate at finding homes dogs rescued from fighting operations has been phenomenal. Despite their trauma and abuse, many dogs have gone on to become Certified Therapy Dogs, service dogs for wounded veterans, and Canine Good Citizen® certificate recipients.

Most importantly, each one goes on to become a wonderful and loyal family pet. Their stories are a testament to the incredible potential inside every dog. 

Joining the Dogfighting Rescue Coalition

When it comes to saving animals, the phrase "it takes a village" comes to mind. Nowhere is this more applicable than the rescue of dogfighting victims—beginning with the investigators and law enforcement officers who free the dogs and extending to the coalition of animal protection advocates who take them in, everyone has a part in rescuing these abused dogs.

Giving dogs an opportunity to make a new, positive start from a negative beginning is extremely rewarding... I encourage rescues and shelters to join this coalition, where we all work together toward a common goal.
—Amy Dengler, Hello Bully Behavior Team Leader

If you'd like to be part of the national mission to save dogfighting victims, please contact us. We'll tell you how to become a DRC member.

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