From spotting the problem to sheltering the victims of animal fighting, find out how you can help put an end to animal fighting in your community.
Resources and Articles
From the Magazine
Washington Animal Rescue Leage in Maryland provides rehab and loving homes for dogfighting victims.
Get the scoop on a successful kennel enrichment program that makes shelter dogs happier and more adoptable.
Meet Nikki, a pit bull-boxer mix who suffered abuse as a puppy and went on to become a humane education superstar and a powerful face in the struggle against animal cruelty.
Not too long ago, dogs seized from dogfighting rings were assumed to be too dangerous to place. The Michael Vick case and its ensuing media coverage of rehabilitated pit bulls served as a wake-up call that better options exist for these dogs.
Find out how staff and volunteers at a shelter in Missouri transformed a rented warehouse into a place of healing for hundreds of pit bulls rescued as part of an enormous multi-state dogfighting raid in 2009.
Policies & Programs
The HSUS' Dogfighting Rescue Coalition is dedicated to giving every dog rescued from dogfighting busts a chance at a new life. They depend on shelters and rescue groups who are willing to partner with them and take these dogs into their programs and find proper placements for them.