Video: Dogs Rescued from Fighting Ring Are Being Taught to Love


Written by: Phil Monahan

Last month we told you about a massive dog-fighting bust in Alabama that resulted in the rescue of more than 370 dogs (the number has been revised upward since initial reports). In the video report above, CNN shows the inside of the ASPCA’s rehabilitation facility, where veterinarians, dog therapists, and volunteers work to help these dogs make the transition to a normal life, with the ultimate goal being to place as many as possible in loving homes.

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7 thoughts on “Video: Dogs Rescued from Fighting Ring Are Being Taught to Love

  1. Camille

    Thank you so much for helping these poor dogs that man has treated so terribly for his own selfishness. I wish I could help, I guess I have in a way as I have rescued a pit mix who unfortunately has grown to be loving, kind, playful, but turns in a second to a dog no one would want because of her aggressiveness and inability to comprehend or retain training. I have worked with her for 2 years and have trained fearful dogs before. I hope by contacting this article I may get some help and ideas that will work with her. Again God Bless You, these pups deserve this.

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  2. Chere Sturgeon

    God bless you all for what you are doing for these dogs. Pit Bulls are beautiful dogs and are not given a chance. They are being condemned to a point beyond ridiculous. All animals respond to love…even wildlife. They deserve this chance and I am so grateful to all of you for giving them this chance.

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  3. Susan

    Discover Magazine published a story about research conducted with rats – a potential way to wipe out traumatic early experiences in animals. They should get in touch with these guys! Quote from the article:

    “To test that possibility, Meaney and Szyf took yet another litter of rats raised by rotten mothers. This time, after the usual damage had been done, they infused their brains with trichostatin A, a drug that can remove methyl groups. These animals showed none of the behavioral deficits usually seen in such offspring, and their brains showed none of the epigenetic changes.

    “It was crazy to think that injecting it straight into the brain would work,” says Szyf. “But it did. It was like rebooting a computer.”

    http://discovermagazine.com/2013/may/13-grandmas-experiences-leave-epigenetic-mark-on-your-genes#.UjmSbn8piHs

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  4. BRANDI HOENNINGER

    THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR WORK…..I THINK ALL THE MONEY SEIZED SHOULD GO INTO A FUND TO CARE FOR ALL THESE DOGS UNTIL THE LAST ONE IS ADOPTED! WONDER WHERE IT WILL GO?

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  5. LindaLee

    Two words: Michael Vick. And he is permitted to use his aggression by making millions playing football. Roger Goodall showed what a pimp he really is when he hired Vick back and a team gave him a chance. He may have served his time, but in truth he will always be an ignorant black POS who killed and harmed dogs and that will NEVER be paid back. He will eventually get arrested for hitting a women. Just wait. When one has the mentality to abuse animals they never lose that trait. He is just a rich ghetto gutter snipe. HE by his past continues to be part of this and will forever. I hope he rots in hell with all his money Actually I wish he would be held captive with a 100 lb chain around his ungrateful neck!

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