They Were Supposed To Rescue A Few Dogs From Dog Fighting, But Then A Small Tip Led To THIS!Ashley Maisano
As defined by the Humane Society of the United States, Dog fighting is a 'sadistic ‘contest' in which two dogs—specifically bred, conditioned, and trained to fight—are placed in a pit to fight each other for the spectators’ entertainment and gambling. The fights average one to two hours ending when one of the dogs will not or cannot continue. The injuries these dogs get are often severe and sometimes fatal. Dog fighting is a felony offense in all 50 states as well as under federal law. The HSUS has been on the lookout for dogfighting operations so that they can shut them down and rescue the poor dogs.
The HSUS had two rescues in one day. Nearly 50 dogs were rescued off two different properties in North Carolina, one in Pamlico County and the other in Jones County. Both were suspected dogfighting operations. In the video below, you can see the footage from these properties. The dogs—some older, some puppies, and most of them Pit bulls—were chained up to trees outside, with little to no water or food. Others were locked in cages. You can see the scars on them and the look of pain and sadness in their eyes. Thankfully all 50 of these dogs were saved, thanks to the HSUS! This Pit bull, named Gremlin, was one of the 50 dogs who found their furever homes. Watch the rescue of the 50 dogs below: