October 15, 2009

Dogs Rescued from Dog-Fighting Ring

Six of more than 500 dogs rescued from the largest dog-fighting ring in U.S. history were put up for adoption by the Humane Society in October 2009. Read more about this story. Photos by Jennifer Silverberg.
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Junior was found with an open tumor on the side of his face. The Humane Society had it taken out ten days ago. So while Junior was a little mellower than the puppies in the room, he is very sweet.
Junior was found with an open tumor on the side of his face. The Humane Society had it taken out ten days ago. So while Junior was a little mellower than the puppies in the room, he is very sweet.
Carlos really loves looking at himself in the mirror, say his handlers. He will then proceed to “play” with the other dog.
Carlos really loves looking at himself in the mirror, say his handlers. He will then proceed to “play” with the other dog.
The very affectionate Junior with Broken Hearts, Mended Souls Rescue founder Tiffany McBee.
The very affectionate Junior with Broken Hearts, Mended Souls Rescue founder Tiffany McBee.
Sophie and Brutus, doing what they do best, being cute puppies.
Sophie and Brutus, doing what they do best, being cute puppies.
Jakob is a one-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier. He, along with Fay, was today released to Mutts-n-Stuff, a St. Louis based bully breed rescue group. Jakob will next be taken to a rescue group in San Francisco organization, Our Pack. The plan is for Jakob to become a therapy dog. Our Pack is the same organization that rescued Leo from the Michael Vick case.
Jakob is a one-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier. He, along with Fay, was today released to Mutts-n-Stuff, a St. Louis based bully breed rescue group. Jakob will next be taken to a rescue group in San Francisco organization, Our Pack. The plan is for Jakob to become a therapy dog. Our Pack is the same organization that rescued Leo from the Michael Vick case.
Kali obviously finds all this looking cute business very exhausting.
Kali obviously finds all this looking cute business very exhausting.
Meet Junior. He’s an eleven-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier who was also handed over to Broken Hearts, Mended Souls Rescue.
Meet Junior. He’s an eleven-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier who was also handed over to Broken Hearts, Mended Souls Rescue.
While Fay looks like she is snarling, she is not. It is the lack of lips, exposing her teeth that make her look that way. She is an incredibly friendly dog.
While Fay looks like she is snarling, she is not. It is the lack of lips, exposing her teeth that make her look that way. She is an incredibly friendly dog.
Meet Carlos. He’s an eight-month old male American Pit Bull Terrier who was received by Broken Hearts, Mended Souls Rescue, a Missouri organization.
Meet Carlos. He’s an eight-month old male American Pit Bull Terrier who was received by Broken Hearts, Mended Souls Rescue, a Missouri organization.
Carlos was one of six dogs at the Humane Society of Missouri this week at a press conference regarding a July 8 dog-fighting raid, which resulted in the rescue of over 500 dogs. Federal agents made 26 arrests and dogs were rescued in 8 states.
Carlos was one of six dogs at the Humane Society of Missouri this week at a press conference regarding a July 8 dog-fighting raid, which resulted in the rescue of over 500 dogs. Federal agents made 26 arrests and dogs were rescued in 8 states.