Mississippi dog fighter sentenced to nine years in prison

In Adams County, Mississippi, a man was found guilty on Thursday of felony dog fighting. Tommie Queen had been accused of nine counts of dog fighting; a jury found him guilty on three counts.

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Congress unanimously passes bill making extreme animal cruelty a felony

In Washington, D.C., the Senate unanimously passed the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act (PACT) on Tuesday. In October, the House of Representatives also unanimously passed the bill which makes extreme acts of animal cruelty … Read More

Sad update on Barnaby who touched the hearts of animal lovers

On Wednesday,  Barnaby was welcomed to Renee’s Rescues in Delaware. A victim of dog fighting, Barnaby suffered from multiple trauma injuries. He was immediately rushed to an emergency veterinary hospital for life saving treatment. The … Read More

Tragic update for severely injured ‘bait dog’ found in ditch

On Tuesday morning, a Good Samaritan contacted the BelAire Kansas Police Department about an injured dog found lying in a ditch along a rural Wichita road. The abandoned dog suffered from shock, dehydration and suffered … Read More

Severely injured ‘bait dog’ found dumped in ditch along Wichita road

On Tuesday morning, a Good Samaritan contacted the BelAire Kansas Police Department about an injured dog found lying in a ditch along a rural Wichita road. The abandoned dog suffered from shock, dehydration and suffered … Read More

Dogs pumped up on performance-boosting drugs rescued

In Uniondale, Long Island, authorities rescued 28 dogs on Thursday night from a suspected dog fighting ring. A number of the dogs had been pumped up with performance-boosting drugs.

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Neighbor let his dog purposely attack mother dog and her tiny puppies

When a neighbor in Detroit allegedly released his dog to purposely attack a stray mother dog and her tiny puppies on Sunday afternoon, volunteers with the Detroit Pit Crew Dog Rescue were able to step … Read More

Survivor of Vick’s Bad Newz Kennel Vicktory Dog Mel has passed away

Vicktory Dog Mel passed away on Wednesday. The elderly Staffordshire terrier lived to 14-years-old, and his family from Best Friends Animal Society had the fortune to have known and loved him for the last 11 … Read More

‘Sunset’ dog who became the face for ‘bait dogs’ passes away

In Fort Meyers, Florida, one special and very gentle dog, who became the face of a movement bringing awareness to the torture of “bait dogs,” has died. Just over four-years ago, Sunset was found abandoned … Read More

One of last dogs saved from Michael Vick’s cruelty dies

One of the last dogs saved from Michael Vick’s dog fighting ring of egregious cruelty has died. The American Staffordshire terrier named Lyla was 15 1/2 years old – a great age to achieve for … Read More