Tag Archive for: Dog fighting

10 arrested and 89 dogs seized in alleged dogfighting ring in Suffolk County history

In Riverhead, Long Island, ten people were arrested and 89 dogs have been seized in what Suffolk County District Attorney Tim Sini stated is the largest bust in their history.

According to NbcNewYorkNews, the … Read More

More than 40 dogs rescued from dogfighting ring in Daytona Beach

Volusia County Animal Services, Halifax Humane Society, Daytona Beach Animal Control and the Daytona Beach Police Department rescued 42 pit bulls – 24 adult dogs and 18 puppies living in substandard conditions with little or … Read More

Dog fighting ringleader arrested and 7 dogs rescued from severe abuse

In Buffalo, New York, the ringleader of a major dog fighting operation was arrested over the weekend. Douglas Williams, 43, faces charges of aggravated cruelty to animals, permitting animal fighting on one’s premises and several … Read More

Severely injured bait dog slowly recovering in South Florida

A severely injured bait dog, used for illegal dog fighting in the Miami area, is slowly recovering from his near death situation; all thanks to skilled and compassionate veterinarians and a South Florida rescue group.… Read More

156 dogs rescued from illegal dog fighting operations in Georgia

In Macon, Georgia,  11 federal search warrants were executed Wednesday morning related to suspected violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act (AWA) and drug trafficking, resulting in the rescue of 156 dogs.

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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.

According to the Daily News, … Read More