The Face of Dogfighting: One Dog’s Great Expedition

  • Dogfighting is a brutal and illegal activity that causes immense suffering to the animals involved. Despite the risks, some people continue to organize and attend dogfights, betting on the outcome of fights between dogs that have been trained to be aggressive and attack other dogs.

  • In the case of the dog in this story, whose name was not disclosed for safety reasons, the journey from being a victim of dogfighting to a beloved pet and advocate for animal welfare was long and challenging. The dog was rescued from a dogfighting ring by animal control officers who found him chained to a wall, emaciated, and covered in scars and wounds.

  • The dog was taken to a veterinary clinic, where he received medical treatment and care. Despite his traumatic experiences, the dog showed remarkable resilience and affection towards the humans who cared for him. He also displayed a strong will to live and recover, and gradually regained his strength and confidence.

  • After several months of rehabilitation, the dog was adopted by a loving family who provided him with a safe and nurturing home. The family also helped the dog become an ambassador for animal welfare, by sharing his story and advocating for stronger laws and enforcement against dogfighting.
  • The dog’s journey is a powerful reminder of the resilience and capacity for love that animals possess, even in the face of cruelty and neglect. It also highlights the importance of supporting organizations and individuals who work to rescue, rehabilitate, and protect animals from harm.Source: ViacomCBS Inc.

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