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CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 aired a special segment from our temporary facility for the hundreds of dogs rescued in last month’s massive dog fighting bust. The ASPCA, along with responders from The Humane Society of the United States and other response groups, assisted with the removal of nearly 400 dogs, and we are now providing care and behavior enrichment in a temporary shelter at an undisclosed location.
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As many of you know, last weekend the ASPCA and responders from The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) removed more than 360 dogs from dog fighting properties in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Texas. Many are emaciated, with scars and wounds consistent with dog fighting. They’re spending their first days learning what it’s like to receive adequate care.
The dogs and puppies are safe now. They’ll never suffer in extreme heat without access to water. They’ll never be chained to cinder blocks and car tires again. And they’ll never be forced to fight.
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Preventing dogfighting by strengthening bonds between people and dogs
It’s not just about dogfighting Our End Dogfighting program has evolved since 2006, when we held our first training and agility classes to provide a positive alternative for people with pit-bull type dogs at risk of being—or already involved in—street fighting in inner city Chicago neighborhoods.
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Antidote To Dog Fighting, Chicago’s Fledgling Program Goes National: by Mary Haight
Tio Hardiman, Shawn Moore, and brothers Anthony and Antonio Pickett walk the streets of Chicago three nights a week looking for trouble, trouble many of us only read about in headlines or hear about on the news. They look for people with skinny, scarred Pit Bulls, some with chains or electrical cords around their necks, substituting for leashes and collars. They look for those who seem to be on a mission to get somewhere fast-down an alley, in a gangway-to see whose dog will win the fight that night. Tio, Shawn, Anthony, and Antonio are the “boots on the ground” stepping in and stepping up to help, offering fighters a different way to relate to their dogs. The End Dog Fighting in Chicago program offers a way out of street fighting, showcasing dogs as champions in the agility ring, not the fighting ring.
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"Trunking, a New Trend in Dog Fighting"
What is Trunking: Trunking is a form of illegal dog fighting where a dog is forced to fight for survival against another dog trapped in a closed, dark car boot/trunk while the vehicle is moving.
To drown out the blood curdling noises of agony, loud music is played, unless the car is in a secluded area where there is no need. The losing dead or dying dog is simply thrown on to the side of the road like a piece of rubbish. (Source)
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