According to The Humane Society of the United States, dogfighting is considered to be a felony in all 50 states. Unfortunately, humans who have a thirst for money and betting continue to support dogfighting operations.
After a four month investigation in Sevier, Tennessee, about 50 dogs have been rescued from a suspected dogfighting operation. The age of the rescued dogs range anywhere from a mere four weeks to their mid-teens, and most have scars on their faces that indicate an early start to their violent careers.
Chris Schindler, HSUS manager for animal fighting investigations, said, “These 50 dogs are the lucky ones who will no longer face life at the end of a heavy chain or worse – a bloody pit.”
All the dogs were removed from the property and held at a temporary shelter where they received the veterinary care necessary to heal their wounds. Since placing dogs previously used for dogfighting in homes can be a difficult task, the HSUS’ policy states that all dogs seized from animal fighting operations must be “treated as individuals and evaluated for potential placement with HSUS Dogfighting Rescue Coalition placement partners.”
We wish the dogs the best of luck and hope they find good forever homes soon!