Photos: Meet Some Pups Rescued from the Largest Dog-Fighting Ring in U.S. History

 |  Oct 16th 2009  |   19 Contributions


Photo by  Jennifer Silverberg

In July, the feds wrapped up an 18-month investigation by arresting those behind a dog-fighting ring that spanned eight states and involved more than 500 dogs.

Now the Riverfont Times reports that after veterinary examinations and spay/neuter surgeries, the rescued pups are slowly being put up for adoption. See some photos of the survivors below and click here for the RFT's full slideshow.

 

Photo by  Jennifer Silverberg

More than 20 of the dogs rescued were pregnant and have gone on to deliver more than 100 puppies like Sophie (left) and her brother, Brutus.

Photo by  Jennifer Silverberg

Carlos really loves looking at himself in the mirror. He will then proceed to "play" with the other dog.

Photo by  Jennifer Silverberg

Fay, an incredibly and almost surprisingly sweet dog was probably the saddest story of the day. She's an American Pit Bull Terrier, approximately 5 years old. She has terrible physical damage to her face that is not unheard of with dogs associated with dog fighting. She is missing both her upper and lower lips and a small part of her nose.

Photo by Jennifer Silverberg

Meet Junior. He's an eleven-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier who was handed over to Broken Hearts, Mended Souls Rescue.

Note: All photos used with the permission of the Riverfront Times.

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