Fighting dogs rescued – This puppy was one of 372 dogs rescued in what authorities say was the second largest dog fighting ring in the United States. It was a multistate raid that took place in Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Texas and led to the arrest of 12 people.
Fighting dogs rescued – The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals converted an air-conditioned warehouse into a temporary shelter to care for 253 of the dogs. Many of the puppies were found in 90-degree heat with no water and attached to chains twice their weight.
Fighting dogs rescued – "He clearly hasn't been well cared for," says ASPCA Medical Director Dr. Sarah Kirk. "His body condition score is probably 2 out of 9. Since arriving in the shelter this dog has been dewormed and given medicine for fleas and to manage pain.
Fighting dogs rescued – Shelter workers have identified six pregnant dogs, but based on experience they expect to find anywhere between five to 10 more to be pregnant.
Fighting dogs rescued – A special area has been set up for the pregnant dogs and those that are nursing their puppies.
Fighting dogs rescued – The dogs are under quarantine, isolated in their cages and kept indoors until the ASPCA medical team can confirm they are free from disease.
Fighting dogs rescued – This black pit bull mix panics at the sight of a person. His ears stand straight up and he cowers in the corner of his cage as his body trembles. The sign on his cage says., "I¹m FEARLFUL, please go slowly.
Fighting dogs rescued – The dogs are taken out of their cage for about 45 minutes a day to exercise. In addition to physical exercise, they try to stimulate the dogs mentally by hiding their food in these red puzzle toys.