The New York City Police Department (NYPD) works hard to stop dogfighting and recently raided three different locations around town.
The locations were part of large dogfighting rings in which poor dogs were exploited and abused.
ASPCA was there to assist the police officers to rescue 28 dogs from the properties. It stated: “Dogfighting is one of the most heinous forms of animal cruelty. Dogs used for fighting are typically raised in isolation, so they spend most of their lives on short, heavy chains. They are regularly conditioned for fighting through the use of drugs, including anabolic steroids to enhance muscle mass and encourage aggressiveness.”
Although dogfighting is a felony in the states, sadly, it still takes place in many countries. In dogfighting, Pit Bulls are usually used, which makes them the most commonly used canine breed for dogfighting in the states.
ASPCA took in all the 28 pooches and provided them the medical attention they needed. Among the rescue dogs, there are puppies and adults as well; they were all rescued from abuse and potential death.
Staffers and volunteers gathered to comfort the rescue dogs and shower them with love. They hoped to show them that humans can be good-hearted too.
During the raid, the NYPD arrested two people, and the investigation is still on process. Officials estimate that more individuals will be arrested.
The Chief of NYPD, Dermot F. Shea, posted on tweeter, “Impressive and important work. Well done!”
“By our estimate, there are tens of thousands of dogfighters in the U.S., forcing hundreds of thousands of dogs to train, fight, and suffer every year,” says the ASPCA.
The ugly reality is that dogfighting occurs in many communities. It is crucial to notify officials regarding such terrible activities. If you suspect dogfighting activity, please, call 911 immediately.