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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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Innocent dog seized, held for execution in Virginia

She is the eyes of the blind, the healer of suffering, abused children; yet her own life now hangs in the balance. The story of Lady Marie Bear as tragic as it is infuriating. In November, an officer from the Nelson County Animal Control (http://nelsoncounty.com/animalcontrol/) of Lovingston, VA, seized Lady Marie Bear, a rescued dog who had been assisting in healing work benefiting abused children, and put the dog on death row. Months prior, Lady was homeless and abused, escaping the traps of the Nelson County Animal Control in search of a loving and caring home. That she found with…

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Crackdown on Spectators at Animal Fights

Bipartisan legislation, S. 1947/H.R. 2492, has been introduced by U.S. Reps. Tom Marino, R-Pa., and Betty Sutton, D-Ohio, and by Senators Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Mark Kirk, R-Ill., Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., and Scott Brown, R-Mass., that would prohibit knowing attendance at organized animal fights and impose additional penalties for causing a minor to attend such events. Over the past decade, Congress has strengthened the penalties for and closed major loopholes in the federal animal fighting law, but has left the issue of spectators unaddressed. The legislation will correct this remaining gap in federal law to allow for a more comprehensive crackdown…

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$1 Million National Spay/Neuter Grant Program from PetSmart Charities

Cats & Pit Bull Terriers Will Benefit from Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Surgeries PHOENIX (January 25, 2012) — PetSmart Charities®, the country’s largest funder of spay/neuter efforts, has announced a new $1 million national spay/neuter grant program aimed at saving the lives of pets that have the highest risk of being euthanized due to overcrowding in shelters: cats and pit bull terriers. Continue reading…

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My name is Mishka. In Russian, Mishka means a cute and cuddly little bear, and my humans tell me I am just that! I wiggle... more

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