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Three men accused of abusing pit bulls for fighting freed without bail

At the Manhattan Criminal Court, three men accused of abusing pit bulls, training them to fight and pushing them into illegal dog fights were free without bail on Friday. The men were ordered to stay … Read More

NFL announces Michael Vick as Pro Bowl captain despite dogfighting past

On Monday, the NFL announced that Michael Vick will be among the four legends’ captains for the 2020 Pro Bowl. Darrell Green, former Washington cornerback, Bruce Smith and Terrell Davis, running back from the Denver … Read More

Rescued bait dog now fighting cancer

A rescued bait dog is once again fighting for his life, only this time the danger is cancer. Diesel, originally named Frankie, is a seven-year-old male pit bull that spent the first year of his … Read More

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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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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‘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

Football camp featuring Michael Vick cancelled after social outrage

In Louisville, Kentucky, a football camp for kids was cancelled on Wednesday after social media outrage from animal advocates strongly opposed the involvement of former NFL player Michael Vick. Created Player, LLC and Prototype Athletics, … Read More

Dog fighting video showed small puppy attacked by fighting dog

In Severn, Maryland,  the Anne Arundel County police arrested a man on Tuesday for alleged animal cruelty and dog-fighting activity in. A video showed a training clip of a small puppy being attacked by a … Read More

Detroit dog fighting still exists: Suspected leader arrested

The leader of an alleged dog fighting ring in Detroit was arrested after more than 30 dogs were rescued from his home. Julian Aykan, 29, was arraigned on a dozen charges including possessing dogs for … Read More

Charlie, the dog found starving in Buffalo garbage tote put to sleep by SPCA

Charlie, the dog found starving and thrown into a Buffalo garbage tote in January was put to sleep on Friday announced the SPCA Serving Erie County. The organization met in a news conference on … Read More