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Authorities Bust Bronx Dog-Fighting Ring

Police said they were forced to remove up to 50 dogs from the basement of 1254 Sherman Avenue in the Concourse section Thursday, where a suspected dog-fighting ring was being run. NY1’s Dean Meminger filed the following report. Scars on a pitbull’s face represented evidence of what was going on in the basement of Sherman Avenue and 168th Street in the Bronx. Investigators said 50 dogs as young as 12 weeks and as old as 5 years were bred, trained and put in fighting matches here. “There is extensive training equipment,” said NYPD Deputy Inspector Anthony Favale. “There’s treadmills, it…

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Are pit bulls “inherently dangerous”?

A ruling this week in Maryland’s highest court puts certain dog owners and landlords on a tighter leash. The Maryland Court of Appeals ruled in a case involving a pit bull attack that it is no longer necessary for those attacked by a pit bull or a pit bull mix to prove that the dog is violent—the owner or landlord “is strictly liable for the damages caused” by nature of the breed. Do you think the Maryland Court of Appeals was right in its recent ruling that pit bulls are inherently dangerous?  Click here to vote and see the results!

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Thank you, UUCC Glen Allen!

We were chosen as the Charity of the Month for April and received a generous donation from the congregation of this small church. On April 1st, I said a few words to those folks about our organization, and even got to bring an RDR dog with me. Gretchen was SO good and everyone just loved her. But then again, what’s not to love about a pittie-ful face?  🙂 http://uuccglenallen.org

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300 pit bulls saved from Philippine dogfighting arena

Philippines said it helped police bust a South Korean syndicate operating a massive dog fighting ring and rescue 300 pitbulls. Two South Korean nationals and several Filipinos were arrested in the Friday raid at a two-hectare farm in the city of San Pablo just south of the capital Manila, the Philippine Animal Welfare Society said. Many of the dogs were severely injured, with ripped ears and tongues, including 20 that needed to be euthanized, it said. “This appears to be a large operation and these South Koreans need to be punished,” PAWS program director Anna Cabrera said. Those arrested were…

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Sparta Police Officer Arrested for Dog Fighting

SPARTA, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) –Sparta Police Officer Travis Edwards is in jail, charged with dogfighting and cruelty to animals. The GBI made the arrest Monday after getting a tip from the public and information from the district attorney’s office. When investigators searched his home in Hancock County, they found and confiscated several pit-bulls. 42-year old Reginald Shivers of Milledgeville was also arrested and faces the same charges. Both men were taken to the Hancock County Jail, but Edwards was moved to an undisclosed jail for his protection.

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Loosey-Goosey is a big, beautiful, love bug of a dog! She adores her people and is eager to please. “ Goosey” is about 8 months old... more

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