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
Shelters that seize animals from dogfighters or abusers often have to hold the victims for months while the cases make their way through the court system. Learn how bond and forfeiture laws can help lessen the burdens of long-term holding.
Though no one is celebrating the circumstances of the case, Michael Vick's celebrity status put a needed spotlight on dogfighting.
Animal cruelty cases may end in the courtroom, but they start at the scene'and they can be made or broken by the quality of the evidence you gather. Here's a beginner's guide to assembling the pieces of your case.
It may be illegal in 48 states, but cockfighting is still a high-stakes business. Here's what to do when roosters rescued from these operations end up at your shelter.
State by state, city by city, the humane movement has made progress in combating dogfighting, but we have a long way to go before ending the crime that brutalizes thousands of pit bulls and other breeds every year. This feature section provides a look at the state of dogfighting in the United States, offers tips on working with police to investigate and prosecute dogfighters, and outlines the additional care that former fighting dogs require in the shelter.
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.