Blog Entries ( Dog Fighting )

Pit bull rescued from dog-fighting ring gets new life thanks to Cleveland-area groups

February 20th, 2013
Posted by | Posted in Adoptable Dogs, Dog Safety

Rescuers are hoping one dog’s plight will put dog fighting on the radar. A pit bull named Radar, was flown into the Cuyahoga County Airport on a single-engine plane from Westchester Pennsylvania just after 1:30 p.m. Monday. Matthew Kiener, a pilot from New Jersey, read a blog about a dog that needed a flight and flew at the chance to help. Radar’s last owners left him in ...

Anti-dog fighting bill Vick lobbied for passes U.S. Senate

December 8th, 2012
Posted by | Posted in Awareness, News

Leave it to the dogs to break the logjam on Capitol Hill. Well, maybe on one piece of legislation anyway. Animal welfare groups are applauding the Senate passage yesterday of the Animal Fighting Spectator Prohibition Act. The bipartisan legislation closes loopholes in the federal animal fighting law related to attendance at dogfights and cockfights. Federal law already makes it a felony to stage animal fights, possess or train ...

46 Dogs Seized in Dog-Fighting Case

August 6th, 2012
Posted by | Posted in Dog Rescues, News

Forty-six dogs were removed from two homes and two men were arrested in connection with a dog-fighting case in Kalamazoo Township, Michigan. The men were taken into custody on warrants for possession of dogs for fighting and breeding for fighting. The Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department, Michigan State Police, and the Humane Society of the United States assisted in the investigation. As evidence was gathered, 34 ...

Michael Vick’s meanest dog doing great in Kanab

November 26th, 2011
Posted by | Posted in Awareness, News

KANAB — He came to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary four years ago under court order and with a reputation as one mean hombre. Of all the pit bulls in Michael Vick's Bad Newz Kennels, Lucas was the baddest of them all — Mike Tyson, Hulk Hogan and a little Ray Lewis rolled into one, the grand champion, the most vicious of the vicious ...

Max the Shelter Dog Helps Teach Animal Welfare

September 20th, 2011
Posted by | Posted in books, Stories

With the awareness and crackdown on illegal dog fighting, education about the horrendous act is now being taught in schools. Humane education and compassion for animals curriculum is about awareness of how dogs are treated in dog fights and that it is illegal. Also, kids learn about the overpopulated animal shelters and what happens to many of the dogs that go without being adopted. Max, the Shelter ...