September 13, 2011
Tougher Animal Fighting Law Takes Effect as The HSUS Conducts Training at N.Y. State Sheriffs’ Association Conference
In New York, anyone who knowingly attends a dogfight or cockfight will now be charged with a misdemeanor crime punishable by up to three months in prison and a $500 fine. A second offense will carry up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine.
September 7, 2011
The HSUS and Michigan Humane Society Applaud Michigan Senate for Unanimous Passage of Three Strong Animal Fighting Laws
The Humane Society of the United States and the Michigan Humane Society praised the Michigan Senate for unanimously passing a package of bills that provide a range of solutions for communities plagued by illegal animal fighting.
August 5, 2011
Following a tip from an earlier suspected dogfighting raid in Pamlico County, The HSUS assisted the nearby Jones County Sheriff’s Office in the raid of a second alleged dogfighting operation in Pollocksville, N.C.
August 4, 2011
Seventeen dogs were rescued when law enforcement raided an alleged dogfighting operation near New Bern, N.C. after a three-year investigation by Pamlico County Sheriff's Office.
July 21, 2011
The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information about the abandoning of a suspected fighting dog in Lansing, Mich.
July 19, 2011
Michael Vick joins The Humane Society of the United States in support of federal legislation to crack down on animal fighting spectators
July 12, 2011
The HSUS and Humane Society Legislative Fund applaud U.S. Reps. Tom Marino, R-Pa., and Betty Sutton, D-Ohio, for introducing bipartisan federal legislation, H.R. 2492, that would prohibit knowing attendance at organized animal fights and impose additional penalties for causing a minor to attend such events.
July 7, 2011
Experts from The HSUS' Animal Rescue Team assisted the Lake County sheriff’s department and Lake County Animal Control in a Gary, Indiana dogfighting raid resulting in four arrests and the seizure of 20 dogs and dogfighting paraphernalia.
June 21, 2011
The HSUS commends the New York Legislature for passing a bill to strengthen the current state laws against animal fighting.
June 6, 2011
The HSUS commends the Alabama Legislature for passing HB115, sponsored by Rep. Jamie Ison, R – Mobile, to strengthen Alabama’s current laws to combat illegal dogfighting.