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Thu Aug 16, 2012, 10:09 PM

Dogfighting ring broken up, pictures and video, all good, have a nice day.

The Humane Society of the United States and their Animal Rescue Team was in Kalamzoo, Michigan last week with Hello Bully (Hello Bully is a Pittsburgh based non-profit focused on rescuing, rehoming, rehabilitating and repairing the reputation of the American Pit Bull Terrier.) and the Kalamazoo Humane Society to rescue 46 dogs from two suspected dogfighting operations. Click the link below to see more photos!

At one property set back in the woods, dozens of dogs were living outdoors on heavy chains or in chain-link pens, without regular access to drinking water or shelter. One black dog was tethered to a chain weighing almost as much as she does.

Inside, the team discovered a basement with blood splattered on the walls and floor, along with equipment typically used for dogfighting. In spite of being valued only for their capacity to engage in violence, the animals were so friendly and happy to see us, as you can see in our video and photos from the rescue. At another location in a residential neighborhood, we helped rescue more dogs and document another area stained with blood.

All these dogs are starting new lives thanks to the work of Kalamazoo County Animal Services and Enforcement, which began an investigation after receiving tips from the community. We were glad to assist with the investigation, provide the services of our mobile crime lab, and set up an emergency shelter. Local law enforcement and SWAT teams were also on the scene, as well as Kalamazoo Humane Society and Hello Bully providing assistance.

The animals from both suspected fighting rings are now at the emergency shelter, some receiving veterinary care for broken bones or illness. Some are elderly; many have scars consistent with fighting. All of them are getting plenty of care and attention, and we’re already seeing shyer dogs start to open up to people. We’ll have each dog professionally evaluated for possible adoption through our Dogfighting Rescue Coalition.

The owners of both properties were arrested and charged with multiple felonies—one had been convicted on dogfighting charges in the past. It’s this sort of work that we do that makes our communities safer for animals and people. No one can participate in this sport and be an upstanding member of society. People who disregard the law and enjoy watching this kind of violence won’t confine that behavior to the pit bull ring. It will spill over into the rest of their lives, and into the lives of innocent people and their communities.

http://hsus.typepad.com/wayne/2012/08/michigan-dogfighting-rescues.html




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Reply Dogfighting ring broken up, pictures and video, all good, have a nice day. (Original post)
DainBramaged Aug 2012 OP
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warrior1 Aug 2012 #7
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flvegan Aug 2012 #9
DainBramaged Aug 2012 #13
fascisthunter Aug 2012 #14
Liberal_in_LA Aug 2012 #10
Lone_Star_Dem Aug 2012 #11
WorseBeforeBetter Aug 2012 #12
magical thyme Aug 2012 #15

Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Aug 16, 2012, 11:59 PM

1. If this was about Windows it's get a lot of attention, mostly unwanted.

For the Pits, they just wanted to be dogs.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2012, 12:05 AM

2. K&R for important work.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2012, 12:16 AM

3. Nothing awakens a thirst for vengeance in me more


than the mistreatment of an animal.

Let the perps experience what they put the dogs through.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2012, 01:02 AM

4. Few things make me want to kick a persons ass more..

Anybody who does this to dogs or gets their jollies from watching this is just plain sick.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2012, 10:08 AM

5. Kick to end the cruelty

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2012, 01:30 PM

6. Look a farting penguin....

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2012, 01:44 PM

7. thanks for sharing this

Hero's everyone of them.

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Response to warrior1 (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 17, 2012, 05:06 PM

8. Yep, it'd get more recognition here if there wasn't such a bias against Pits

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2012, 08:31 PM

9. Note the vicious fighter getting snuggles immediately post rescue.

What a magnificent sort of dog.

This story made my day. Thanks for posting, sir.

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Response to flvegan (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 17, 2012, 09:01 PM

13. This is something we can so do something about every day

and proves the point there are no bad dogs only bad owners.


It was a privilege and you are welcome.


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Response to flvegan (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 17, 2012, 09:08 PM

14. indeed friend

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2012, 08:37 PM

10. yay!!

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2012, 08:40 PM

11. Poor babies!

I can't have a pitbull where I live. I'm too attached to my furry family, and far too often they're being shot by the police.

I'm not a strong enough person to risk it, I'm ashamed to admit.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2012, 08:41 PM

12. K&R

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Aug 17, 2012, 09:27 PM

15. K&R nt

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