Friday, April 8, 2022

National Dog Fighting Awareness Day


April 8th has been designated as National Dog Fighting Awareness Day by The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to help educate the public on the prevalence of dog fighting in the United States. Although dog fighting is illegal in all 50 states, it still can occur in every part of the country in all types of communities. Dog fighting is a horrendous blood sport that only exists for entertainment and gambling purposes. The dogs are "trained" under cruel and hideous conditions only to be pitted against each other to fight for their own survival.

Both dogs will come out of the fight with injuries, some dogs will succumb to their injuries and others (often the losers) will be discarded or killed when they are no longer useful for fighting. If you suspect dog fighting (or any type of cruelty) in your neighborhood, please report it to Animal Control in your area.