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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 “Detroit dog fighting still exists: Suspected leader arrested”

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

Dead dog discovered in dog food bag after arrest for dog fighting

In Brownsville, Florida a dead dog was discovered in a dog food bag after authorities responded to a complaint about dog fighting on Thursday.  Police received a tip that dog fighting was going on in … Read More “Dead dog discovered in dog food bag after arrest for dog fighting”

Poor Marge: Victim of dog fighting peed on herself when rescued

This is Marge, and she is a victim of dog fighting. Hundreds of thousands of dogs are trained to fight and suffer just like this every year. Marge’s hell on earth occurred in Orlando. On … Read More “Poor Marge: Victim of dog fighting peed on herself when rescued”

Despicable dog fighting video shared on Snapchat under investigation

A Snapchat video, showing a despicable dog fight in action with a crowd of people in attendance, is now under investigation by the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office. The video appears to have been taken near … Read More “Despicable dog fighting video shared on Snapchat under investigation”

Dog fighter sentenced to 50 years with 15 to serve in prison

A Polk County, Georgia dog fighter was sentenced to 5o years with 15 years to serve in prison Judge Richard Sutton decided on Tuesday afternoon. Devechio Rowland was found guilty of 107 felony counts for … Read More “Dog fighter sentenced to 50 years with 15 to serve in prison”

Dog fighter charged with starving and abusing dogs guilty of 214 counts of cruelty

A Polk County, Georgia dog fighter, charged with starving, abandoning and abusing  nearly 100 dogs chained up in the woods, has been found guilty of 214 counts of animal cruelty. Devechio Rowland was found guilty … Read More “Dog fighter charged with starving and abusing dogs guilty of 214 counts of cruelty”

Dog fight trainer using shock collars in abhorrent cruelty jailed

A dog fight trainer in South Australia pleaded guilty to multiple charges of organizing and participating in dog fight training while using abhorrent techniques including shock collars, chains with weights and treadmills. Benn Christopher Hamilton, … Read More “Dog fight trainer using shock collars in abhorrent cruelty jailed”

Update: Dimple, dog fight victim from St. Landry Parish improving

On Tuesday afternoon, St. Landry Parish Animal Control & Rescue in rural Louisiana, received a heartbreaking call. An abandoned dog, clearly having had been part of a dog fight, had been dumped. He hid beneath … Read More “Update: Dimple, dog fight victim from St. Landry Parish improving”

Four dogs rescued from Philadelphia dog-fighting ring in progress

On Saturday night, animal cruelty officers from the Pennsylvania SPCA broke up a dog-fighting ring in progress on the 1200 block of South 35th Street. Four dogs have been rescued – two “pitbull type dogs … Read More “Four dogs rescued from Philadelphia dog-fighting ring in progress”